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PDRA: Massive Star and Stellar Cluster Formation, July 2011

This position will focus on the study of the formation and early evolution of massive stars and stellar clusters in the Milky Way and is part of the STFC rolling grant "Gas, dust and stars: the life cycle of galaxies" held by the Galactic Astrophysics group in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. This position will exploit various surveys including the Hi-GAL survey, which is using Herschel to survey the plane of the Milky Way, the Methanol MultiBeam Survey and the Spitzer Dark Cloud survey to study the formation of massive stars and stellar clusters. In addition the position will involve making relevant additional observations with ground-based observatories such as ALMA, APEX, JCMT, EVLA, GBT and e-Merlin.

The position will be supervised by Gary Fuller (G.Fuller--at--manchester.ac.uk, +44-161-306-3653), to whom informal enquiries may be addressed.

Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astrophysics or a closely related field. Applications containing a completed application form, complete CV, publication list, the names and contact details of two referees and a statement of research interest should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 31 August 2011.

The position is available immediately and is funded until 31 March 2014, with the possibility of renewal, subject to available funds. Knowledge of and experience in infrared, submillimetre and/or other relevant astronomy techniques will be advantageous. The starting salary will be in the range £29,099 to £30,870 per year.

The full job advertisement, application forms and details about submission of an appplication can be found here. Please contact Gary Fuller if you have any questions.