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Below is a short list of such adverts recently posted in the Newsletter, along with relevant contact links.
Please note that the latest adverts can also be found in the recent issues of the newsletter.

Job and PhD adverts:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in AGN Triggering and Feedback
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Sheffield
Deadline: 12th January 2015

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Applications are invited for a 3 year postdoctoral position to carry forward a broad-based programme of research that aims to accurately quantify the feedback effect of the AGN in some of the most rapidly evolving galaxies in the local Universe, and also to investigate the triggering of the AGN activity. The project will involve the analysis and interpretation of existing high-quality data obtained using the HST/ACS, VLT/XSHOOTER and WHT/ISIS instruments. Observations with ALMA are also anticipated.

The successful applicant will join the Astrophysics Group at the University of Sheffield, which has research interests in the fields of active galaxies, quasars, galaxy evolution, massive stars, star clusters, star formation, supernovae, interacting binary star systems and time domain astrophysics.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in astrophysics or a related area. Experience in the analysis of optical/IR spectroscopic data is essential, and background knowledge of the AGN field is desirable.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Prof Clive Tadhunter (Tel: +44-(0)114-2224300,

Applications (application form, CV including publication list, brief research statement, and contact details for up to 3 referees) should be submitted via the online application system at by 15th January 2015.