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APAP post-doc position

A post-doctoral research fellow position, based in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, is available for up to 3 years to work on theoretical studies of atomic collision processes of particular relevance to astrophysics. Topics include Breit-Pauli R-matrix and distorted-wave electron-impact excitation data for modelling observed emission lines over a wide range of wavelengths, and dielectronic recombination emissivities for studying abundance anomalies in Planetary Nebula.

The project is funded by the UK Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and involves a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde, the University of Cambridge and University College London — The Atomic Processes for Astrophysical Plasmas (APAP) Network.

You should have a strong background in theoretical atomic physics, ideally with experience of one of the major collision codes and associated large-scale computations.

Candidates should have, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in theoretical and computational atomic physics.

Salary is commensurate with experience, with that for a new Ph.D. starting at circa £29k.

The position is available from April 1, 2012. Informal enquiries can be made now to any of the APAP team with regards to the science, all other queries to NRB:

  • Prof. Nigel Badnell (badnell -at- phys.strath.ac.uk)
  • Dr. Helen Mason (H.E.Mason -at- damtp.cam.ac.uk)
  • Prof. Pete Storey (pjs -at- star.ucl.ac.uk)
  • Dr. Giulio Del Zanna (G.Del-Zanna -at- damtp.cam.ac.uk)

The University application process will be advised upon.

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