Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the study of Type-Ia supernovae. The successful applicant is expected to spend a significant fraction of their time to work on the optical and near-IR properties of Type-Ia supernovae with the aim to improve upon their use as cosmological distance indicators, and/or to gain deeper insight on their explosion physics through spectral modeling. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the Carnegie Supernova Project-II and PESSTO (“Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects”). Previous observational experience in the field of supernovae and/or in the modeling of supernova spectra is highly desirable. The position is funded for 3 years, and provides a competitive salary (including pension) and significant support for computing, travel, and publication expenses. Applications in pdf format should be sent to Maximilian Stritzinger (email@example.com) by December 1st, 2012. Applications should consist of a current vita including a list of publications, a statement of experience relevant to this position, and the names of three references. The start date is negotiable, but preferably in early 2013. Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy or Physics by the starting date.
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