The Niels Bohr International Academy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics. This is a fixed term appointment, for a period of three (2+1) years. There are no formal teaching obligations associated with this position, however the successful applicant will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows at the NBIA, teach courses at various levels, and organize international meetings. The preferred starting date is Fall 2013, but this is negotiable and earlier dates are possible. Applicants are requested to submit their electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation) at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1912. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2012. Exceptionally qualified applicants to this position might be considered, upon nomination by the selection committee, for a five (3+2) year Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Astrophysics (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1832).
The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the NBIA is generously funded by an ERC Starting Grant and the Young Investigator Programme from the Villum Foundation, and is expected to grow significantly in the near future. The group strives for a comprehensive approach to astrophysics and has strong ties to the Computational Astrophysics Group. Its current research areas encompass both theoretical and numerical aspects of accretion physics, star and planet formation, as well as the inter-stellar and intra-cluster media. Candidates with overlapping interests and a solid background in the area of astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD and/or particle-in-cell codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets.
The Niels Bohr International Academy functions as a primary center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The NBIA hosts a large number of international visitors and workshops, as well as a yearly Summer Institute and PhD School. The members of the Academy regularly interact and collaborate with members of the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group, the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, and the Dark Cosmology Centre within the Niels Bohr Institute.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is scientific excellence.