Skip to main content
View All Vacancies

Research Fellow in Star Formation

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Star Formation? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?

You will work on an STFC-funded project with Prof Oudmaijer, Dr Lumsden and Prof Hoare to investigate high spatial and spectral resolution near- and mid-infrared studies of massive young stellar objects (MYSOs).

You will carry out a programme to study the sub-au to 100 au scale structures due to binarity, accretion and outflows. The observations include high resolution spectroscopy and IR interferometry of accretion disks, jets, and winds. The programme will exploit the large sample of MYSOs discovered by the Red MSX Source survey led by the Leeds group to study the massive star formation processes as a function of mass and evolutionary stage.  

With a PhD (or will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in Astrophysics or a closely allied discipline, you will have experience in infrared/optical observational astronomy 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 René Oudmaijer, School of Physics and Astronomy  

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3886 or email:


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 £36,382 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2024 (grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 30 September 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 15 November 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPA1039
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

Search Jobs




Forgotten Details


Athena Swan Bronze Award
Equality and Inclusion - Everyone Included, Everyone Involved
HR Excellence in Research