Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS in Krakow to collaborate with prof. Jacek Niemiec on the project “Particle acceleration and electromagnetic turbulence production in cosmic plasmas” funded by the Polish National Science Centre. The project is focused on studies of non-relativistic and relativistic shock waves and other sources of strong nonthermal emission of high-energy electromagnetic radiation using modern numerical methods, in particular kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) plasma simulations. The research will be performed within the international collaboration with groups from Germany, Poland, USA, and Spain.
Position is available initially for two years with possible extension for next two years, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Travel funding is also provided. The starting date is October 1, 2014 (can be negotiated). Candidates are required to have completed their PhD degree in astronomy, physics, or related field before the starting date.
- strong research background
- good knowledge of C or Fortran programming
- experience in computational astrophysics
- very good command of English.
Experience with particle-in-cell codes, parallel programming techniques, and use of supercomputers are considered an asset.
Applicants should provide a CV with a statement of consent to the processing of personal data for purposes of recruitment, a copy of the PhD diploma, a list of publications, a statement of scientific interests and plans (max. 3 pages) and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Applications received by August 31, 2014 will receive full consideration. Interviews with selected candidates will start soon after this date. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications in PDF format are preferred.