ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Research Positions in Computational Astrophysics

We invite application for 1-2 postdoctoral positions in the area of computational astrophysics in the research group of Dr. Ondrej Pejcha at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. The successful candidates will lead development of new computational abilities to understand multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects), and the associated radiation signatures (transients). The work will be performed within the project Cat-In-hAT funded by the ERC Starting Grant to Ondrej Pejcha.

The research group will have access to a dedicated computer cluster and is connected to observational efforts in time-domain astronomy as part of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae. Candidates interested in interacting with observers are welcome to apply.

The position is initially for one year, renewable for up to three years, based on performance.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, computational physics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. The position includes internationally competitive salary and research budget, full medical and dental benefits, and contributions to social security.

Application instructions: Please submit CV, list of publications, statement on past research and future interests, and names and addresses of 3 references to pejcha@utf.mff.cuni.cz. Applications will be reviewed starting January 26 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

More information available at the group website: http://utf.mff.cuni.cz/~pejcha.