SPACEINN Asteroseismology Research Fellow University of Birmingham



SPACEINN Asteroseismology Research Fellow University of Birmingham


Applications are invited to join the asteroseismology and helioseismology group at the University of Birmingham. We are seeking an active researcher to work as a key part of the EU FP7 'Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology' (SPACEINN) program, a consortium comprising 17 international institutes including leaders and key players in the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC), CoRoT, and SONG.


The work will be concerned with solar-type and red-giant stars, which show solar-like oscillations. The successful applicant will play a leading role in projects, the main outcomes being an improved understanding of how to optimally exploit asteroseismic data, and complementary spectroscopic and photometric data, to further our understanding of stellar evolution theory, stellar activity, and stellar populations work.


Applicants should be qualified in Physics, Astronomy or Mathematics to PhD level and have a background in stellar research. A background in asteroseismology, in particular in studies of solar-type and red-giant stars, would be extremely advantageous. This post is available from 1 July 2013, for a period of 24 months.


Informal enquiries to Prof. W. J. Chaplin, e-mail:

Applications via the University of Birmingham jobs website; search on job ref. 52043.


Closing date: 2013-05-21