The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy and the Computational Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr Institute invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. These are fixed term appointments, for a period of three (2+1) years. There are no formal teaching obligations associated with these positions, however the successful applicant will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, and organize international meetings. The preferred starting date is Spring 2014, but this is negotiable. Applicants are requested to submit their electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation) here. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2013.
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 at the NBIA.
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. Current research areas encompass both theoretical and numerical aspects of accretion physics, solar 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, radiative transfer, 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. Together with the NBI, the Academy hosts a large number of international visitors and workshops, as well as Summer Institutes and PhD Schools. The members of the Academy regularly interact and collaborate with members of the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group and the Dark Cosmology Centre within the Niels Bohr Institute, as well as with members of the Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the Museum of Natural History of Denmark.
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.