1-year ESR position available at the University of Liverpool

What is offered The EUROPAH consortium has been running since 2016 and is populated by 16 early-stage researchers (ESRs). One position is currently available and we offer a 12-month contract to fill this position. The intended start date is 1st October 2019.

A project description for this position is provided here. EUROPAH is a highly multidisciplinary network that combines astronomy, molecular physics, molecular spectroscopy, environmental science, quantum chemistry, surface sciences, plasma physics and scientific communication. The successful candidate will join the final year of the EUROPAH training program aimed at developing a research-oriented, creative and innovative mindset.

Who can apply Details on the position are provided here. To qualify as an ESR in the EUROPAH network you must:

  • have the background and expertise required for the position as described below
  • be in the first four years[1] of your research career, since, e.g., completion of your undergraduate degree,
  • not already possess a doctorate degree,
  • be willing to move to, and be eligible to work in, the UK, and not have not lived in the UK for more than 12 months over the last 3 years,
  • be proficient in both written and spoken English.

What to do Please forward a 2-page CV and 1-page cover letter to recruitment@europah.eu by the deadline: 15th September 2019.

What is EUROPAH EUROPAH is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. 13 research groups, spread across 10 universities and 3 industrial partners in 6 different countries have come together to train a new generation of astrophysicists through an EU-wide PhD training network.

The joint scientific research goal is to understand the role that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons play in the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium of galaxies.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are universally ubiquitous and lock-up close to 15% of the elemental carbon in space. They play a key role in maintaining the ionization balance and in the heating of interstellar gas; hence controlling the phase structure of the interstellar medium (ISM) of galaxies and regulate star formation. PAHs are also central to the chemical complexity of space and the organic inventory of regions of star and planet formation. On Earth, PAHs are pernicious pollutants affecting the atmosphere and aquatic environments. Understanding PAHs and their multitude of roles in the Universe is thus a key question in both astrophysics and terrestrial chemistry.

[1] full-time equivalent research experience