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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (187001)
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Salary range:  Circa £39,811-£41,678*
FTE:  1
Term:  Fixed (36 months)  
Closing Date: 30 April 2019

Within the STARDUST-R Marie Curie Research Training Network, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher position is available for a fixed term period of three years to work on a project entitled “Multi-fidelity demise and survivability modelling of complex re-entry objects.”. This work relates to the development of methods and tools for the design and uncertainty quantification of space objects that are due to completely demise during re-entry. The work associated to this post will investigate both the physics of the re-entry process, including possible fragmentations, and the required computational tools to estimate the footprint of the fragments and the probability of a ground impact. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary team with members of the Department and their partners in the STARDUST-R Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Training Network. For further information on STARDUST-R, please see

Applicants will be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of appointment they should be within the first four years of their research career, have not been awarded a doctoral degree, and should not have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the last three years immediately before the appointment. Researchers are normally required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. For a more detailed summary of the eligibility criteria see

*The successful candidate will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The minimum annual salary will be approximately £39,811 per annum.

For informal enquiries, please contact Massimiliano Vasile, +441415482326

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