Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in Theoretical Computational Astrophysics at the Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Japan. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in related fields, but the capability of communicating in Japanese is not required.
Both positions will be located at the Theoretical Astrophysics group of Osaka University to work with Prof. Kentaro Nagamine (Osaka Univ., Japan) and Prof. Isaac Shlosman (Univ. of Kentucky, USA) on the topic of formation and evolution of supermassive black holes. One position shall involve work with the adaptive mesh refinement code Enzo, and the second position with the SPH code GADGET. Knowledge of both codes is a plus, but is not required.
The desired starting date for the position is February 1, 2014, but is negotiable. Appointments are for one year, with renewals for a second and third years, contingent upon satisfactory progress and availability of funding. The salary is about 5,000,000 JPY (~50,000 USD), and health benefits are provided.
Each applicant should submit via e-mail, as a single PDF file, a research statement that describes the applicant's relevant qualifications (maximum length of 3 pages), a current CV, and a list of publications. Applicants should also request 3 reference letters to be sent to Prof. Nagamine by December 15. Employment is based on the Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type at Osaka University: the 'Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff.'