Postdoctoral positions within the group are advertised in the fall each year on the AAS. Please feel free to send informal enquiries to Prof. Mark Gieles or Prof. Justin Read.

PhD places

We currently have PhD opportunities open in the form of a "Doctoral College Studentship Award". Projects are available in our group in the areas of “dark matter”, “galaxy formation & evolution”, “stellar evolution”, “the formation & evolution of star clusters”, “near-field cosmology” and “gravitational waves”. For further information about open projects, please E-mail Prof. Justin Read or Dr. Noelia Noel.

Applicants must have a masters degree or equivalent in physics, mathematics, astronomy or astrophysics at the time of start of the PhD. The posts are open to students of UK/EU nationality.

To apply, please see the details here. Further information about PhD places in Surrey can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 13th November 2017 for a start date of 2nd January 2018.

Personal Fellowships

We are keen to attract talented candidates on personal fellowships on topics that are synergetic with our ongoing work (i.e. star formation, collisional and Galactic dynamics, dark matter, galaxy formation and evolution, black holes, near field cosmology, outreach, visualisation, etc.). Below you can find details of the schemes that we have identified

  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship | “This scheme offers you the opportunity to hold appointments on a part-time basis or convert from full-time to part-time and back again to help match work and other commitments, such as parental or caring responsibilities etc.” and is for people with less than 6 years of postdoctoral experience. | Duration: 5 years, Deadline: 12 January 2016
  • Branco Weiss Fellowship | If your project departs from the mainstream of research in your discipline and you are “keen on engaging in a dialogue across your particular discipline”, e.g. astronomy outreach and/or data visualisation. | Duration: 5 year, Deadline: 15 January 2016
  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 | “Do you have 3 years or less post-doctoral research experience and want to conduct innovative research of your own instigation?” | Duration: 3 years, Deadline: 18 February 2016
  • Newton International Fellowship | Covers a broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities and is for non-UK citizens with less than 7 years of postdoctoral research experience. Duration: 2 years, Deadline: March 2016
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions | Duration: 2 years, Deadline: September 2016
  • STFC Rutherford fellowship | Duration: 5 years, Deadline: September 2016
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship | Duration: 5+3 years, Deadline: September 2016

We encourage interested candidates to contact us well in advance of the above deadlines.