Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics - JRID47181

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
February 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Marta Volonteri
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Street Address Line 1: 
98bis Boulevard Arago
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Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for one or more postdoctoral fellowships in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) to work with Dr. Marta Volonteri and collaborators on the European Research Council funded project BLACK, "The formation and evolution of massive black holes". BLACK will study massive black hole formation, feeding and their feedback on their host galaxies across cosmic time through analytical and numerical techniques, with the aim of planning and interpreting current and future observations. Applicants with interests and experience in any of the above fields, and with familiarity with hydrodynamical/N-body codes are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris is a leading astrophysics institute in France, with over 60 associated researchers, plus postdocs and PhD students, and an extensive international visitors program. The successful candidates will have access to excellent computing infrastructure, as well as generous travel and research funds.

The position will be available from June 2014, initially for two years, renewable for a third year. A later start date may be negotiated.  Salary (including benefits) will depend on skills and experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a curriculum vitae, publication list and brief statements of research accomplishments and interests (not exceeding 2 pages each) via email at in pdf format by February 1st, 2014. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address by February 1st, 2014.  Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

The position includes a comprehensive benefits package.