The Theoretical Astrophysics Group and the Computational Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy and The Niels Bohr Institute invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships for a fixed period of three (2+1) years. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. The preferred starting date is Fall 2017. Applicants are requested to submit their applications via the online application system (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2016.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals who will contribute to the development of joint research programs at the interface between theoretical and computational astrophysics. Current research areas encompass both theoretical and numerical aspects of accretion physics, star and planet formation, as well as the inter-stellar and intra-cluster media. Candidates with overlapping interests and a solid background in the area of astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD, radiative transfer, and/or particle-in-cell codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets. The groups have exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a brand new general purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, including 80 Xeon-Phi cards, 120 GPUs, almost a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers.
The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy strives for a comprehensive approach to astrophysics and has strong ties to the Computational Astrophysics Group in the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The Academy hosts a large number of international visitors and workshops, as well as Summer Institutes and PhD Schools.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.