Research Fellow in Galactic Plane Radio Surveys

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7199188 (Ref:EPSPA1098)

Posted: December 7, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in radio observations and an interest in Galactic plane science? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

You will work on an STFC-funded project with Professor Mark Thompson in the Astrophysics Group to investigate phenomena discovered in the MeerKAT Galactic Plane Survey at 1.4 GHz.

You will carry out a research program into the new population of filaments found distributed throughout the Galactic plane in the MeerKAT GPS data. You will complete the characterisation of these filaments and conduct investigations into their possible nature and origins. This will involve proposing, reducing and analysing follow-up observations. You will also search for possible exciting sources, if any, that are associated with the filaments.

With a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Astrophysics or a related field, you will have experience in the reduction and analysis of observational data at radio wavelengths 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: 

Professor Melvin Hoare, Professor of Astrophysics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3864 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:  £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (up to 26 months - to complete specific time limited work)
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 December 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 January 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPA1098

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