The Department of Astrophysics at the Radboud University Nijmegen invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work in the area of accreting compact objects. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Dr. Elmar Koerding on the coupling between accretion flows and jet formation. The researcher will use theoretical methods and observational multi-wavelength data. The project will focus on establishing empirical connections between jets and accretion flows in black hole binaries, neutron stars and white dwarfs as well as their astrophysical interpretation. Depending on the preference of the applicant, the project can either be theoretically oriented or observationally driven.
The successful applicant will work in the Department of Astrophysics, which is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics. The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~10 postdocs, ~30 PhD students. It is part of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and has access to major (inter)national research facilities (ESO, ESA, LOFAR/WSRT, ING telescopes, etc.) as well to major compute facilities, either via a local cluster or national supercomputing facilities.
The postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. Preferably, the applicant has experience in radio and/or X-ray astronomy and in astrophysics of black holes and/or accreting white dwarf binaries. The position is available for an initial period of two years with the possibility of a one year extension. Dr. Elmar Koerding may be contacted for informal discussions and further information at email@example.com.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 December 2013, and should contain a curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page max) statement of research experience and interest, and contact information for at least three people prepared to write a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.