The Department of Astrophysics at the Radboud University Nijmegen invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work in the area of accreting compact objects. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Dr. Elmar Koerding on the coupling between accretion flows and jet formation. The researcher will use theoretical methods and observational multi-wavelength data. The project will focus on establishing empirical connections between jets and accretion flows in black hole binaries, neutron stars and white dwarfs as well as their astrophysical interpretation. Depending on the preference of the applicant, the project can either be theoretically oriented or observationally driven.
The Department of Astrophysics is a young, vibrant and international group (~10 faculty, ~10 postdocs, ~30 PhD students) working in the fields of astroparticle physics, compact binaries, stellar evolution, transients, radio astronomy, black holes, magnetic fields and extragalactic astronomy. It is located in the student town Nijmegen, an old (Roman) city, within easy reach of other places in the Netherlands and Germany.
The postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. Preferably, the applicant has experience in radio and/or X-ray astronomy and in astrophysics of black holes and/or accreting white dwarf binaries. The position is available for an initial period of two years with the possibility of a one year extension. Dr. Elmar Koerding may be contacted for informal discussions and further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com, stating vacancy number 62.73.12, before 15 November 2012, and should contain a curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page max) statement of research experience and interest, and three letters of reference to be sent separately. Review of applications will begin in mid-November 2012 and continue until the position is filled.