Research Fellow in the Climates of Exoplanets

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7089751 (Ref:EPSPA1046)

Posted: November 26, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in simulating the climates of extra-solar planets? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

You will work on a UKRI-funded project with Dr Catherine Walsh to investigate the role of impacts from volatile-rich small bodies on the chemistry and climate of terrestrial exoplanets. You will adapt 1D and 3D coupled-chemistry models to include source terms from evaporating small bodies. You will simulate the structure and composition of the atmospheres of rocky planets and you will produce simulated observations to make predictions with future facilities.  

You will have a PhD (or you will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in astronomy, astrophysics, or atmospheric science, you will have experience in the simulation of planetary atmospheres, and a developing track record of peer-reviewed publications in international journals.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Catherine Walsh, Associate Professor 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0958 or email: [email protected]


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Physics & Astronomy
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £38,587 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (up to 3 years (grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 25 November 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 03 January 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPA1046


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