Applications are invited for a 3-yr Postdoctoral Research Position at the Leiden Observatory (Leiden University) to work in the new "Compact Objects" group of Dr. Alessandro Patruno.
The position is fully funded by an NWO Vidi Fellowship titled "Hints of New Physics in Pulsating Neutron Stars". The main target of this position is to perform numerical MHD simulations to study the response of the neutron star magnetic field to accretion. Candidates with previous experience with MHD codes are particularly encouraged to apply, although we are interested in any motivated candidate working in the field of theoretical astrophysics. The successful candidate will have also the opportunity to expand their curriculum and collaborate with other leading groups in the field. In particular two visits are planned (within the 3 years) at the Cornell University with prof. M. Romanova and at the University of Bonn with Dr. J. Braithwaite. The nominal starting date is April 1, 2014, but different starting dates are possible.
Please submit applications electronically at: http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2013/patrunoPD by December 1, 2013. The application should include a CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience (max 3 pages), list of publications, a cover letter and contact information for three referees.
Leiden Observatory, founded in 1633, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world and the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. For more information, don't hesitate to contact Alessandro Patruno at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~patruno
Leiden University offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and retirement benefits