Two postdoc positions in theoretical astrophysics are available immediately: one in CRAL at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (ENS-Lyon, France), one in the astrophysics group of the University of Exeter (UK).
The successful applicants will be working on various theoretical aspects of star or exoplanet formation, early evolution and internal physical processes, and of star-disk interaction. The candidates are expected to have a strong expertise in (multi-D) computational astrophysics, including (magneto)hydrodynamics or radiative transfer.
The appointees will have access to large computing resources, including a new cluster (~ 1000 cores) entirely dedicated to the projects, national supercomputers (with guaranteed access to several Mhours CPU time per year) and the European Petascale computer from the PRACE project.
The salaries range from 28 to 32 k€/yr and 24 to 27.5 k£/yr, respectively, depending on age and experience, plus some travel funds. The positions are subject to 1 year probationary period but can be extended up to 3 years subject to performance.
The positions are available immediately but arrangements for later start date can be made.
Applicants are invited to send their application material, including a CV, list of publications, recommendation letters and a detailed summary of research to G. Chabrier (preferentially by e-mail). Details on the positions can be directly asked to G. Chabrier.