The High Energy Astrophysics Department at the Astronomical Observatory has announced a new post-doc position.
The successful candidate will work in a group led by Prof. Michal Ostrowski on a wide range of topics related to relativistic jet physics. Candidates interested in such topics as analytic or numerical modeling of particle acceleration processes and radiative processes in jets, reconnection processes in relativistic plasmas, observational multiwavelength data spectral and time variability analysis are particularly invited to apply. The group is involved in a number of international collaborative projects and is a partner in the H.E.S.S. VHE gamma ray observatory and the CTA project.
The position is offered for a one year, with a possible extension of up to 2 additional years. We offer a salary at the upper level for a post-doc in Poland.
Cracow is an ancient city, the old capital of Poland, and the Jagiellonian University, one of the two largest universities in the country, is also one of the oldest in Europe, with over 650 years of history. The Astronomical Observatory, part of the Faculty of Physics, hosts a number of scientific groups involved in different fields of astrophysical research. In addition to high-energy astrophysics, these include optical observational astronomy, radioastronomy, MHD plasma simulations, observational and theoretical cosmology.
The applicant should provide a motivation letter, CV, list of publications and contact details of 2 or 3 astrophysicists who will provide letters of recommendation.
The application deadline is January 25th, 2013, with a possible extension until a suitable candidate is selected. The emplyment can start immediately after the deadline.