Postdoc in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Cologne
Department Name: 
I. Physics Institute, Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Zülpicher Str. 77
City: 
Cologne
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Research at the I. Physics Institute combines four equally important methodological pillars: observational astronomy, instrumentation, laboratory astrophysics, and theoretical astrophysics. In each of these areas we are increasingly confronted with very large data sets. As part of a strategic development aimed at structuring a research cluster with regional partners, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical and/or computational astrophysics to support our team.

Your Tasks:

  • Research in the fields of evolution of the interstellar medium across the Universe studied by means of 3D simulations and/or comparison of numerical simulations and observational data trying to better quantify and understand the dynamics of the interstellar medium.
  • Combination / application / exploration of novel methods in the field of machine learning. 
  • Preliminary work (scientific nature as well as concept co-design) for, and active participation in, the preparation of large-scale applications for research funding (this requires good team working and communication skills)
  • Scientific coordination to organize workshops, seminars, colloquia, and collaboration meetings.
  • Promoting public outreach and networking activities.

Your Profile:

» You have a degree (PhD or equivalent) in physics/ astrophysics / astronomy / computer science or comparable. 
» You have experience in writing research papers and scientific grant proposals.
» You can think analytically and work independently, systematically, and constructively
» You have very good communication and networking skills.

The application deadline is October 31st, 2022 (CET).

Please submit a motivation letter, your CV, and a short research statement (~2 pages), together with your proof of qualifications (e.g. PhD) via the online portal,and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Walch directly until November 4th at the latest.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status. 

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Stefanie Walch (see below).

Included Benefits: 

» A full time position with pay grade TVL (States' Tariff Agreement) E13, funded until the end of 2025 (i.e. about 3 years depending on the starting date).

» Full health insurance and social security benefits are included. 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walch
Institution/Company: 
University of Cologne
Department Name: 
I. Physics Institute, Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Zülpicher Str. 77
City: 
Cologne
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal Code: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walch
Subject: 
Postdoc in Theoretical Astrophysics