We invite applications for a 4-year post-doctoral position in gravitational-wave progenitors and massive stars. The position is funded by the National Science Centre (NCN) in Poland under the OPUS research grant led by Dr. Dorottya Szécsi.
Gravitational waves are now detected on a regular basis, but open questions about their origin remain. The post-doc will carry out modelling of massive stars with detailed evolutionary codes, and apply the results in population synthesis studies. Additionally, they will be active in the mentoring of PhD students.
Applicants with background in stellar evolution, synthetic stellar populations, massive binaries and gravitational-wave astronomy are welcome. Related expertise (e.g. massive stars, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, star-forming regions & starcluster-formation, stellar wind modelling, binary/triple evolution, computational astrophysics, high-redshift observations etc.) will also be considered.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Astrophysics (or submit/complete their doctoral degree before starting the position). The appointment is offered for 2+2 years, the extension depending on performances. Expected starting date: 1st September 2022, but flexible upon request. The gross salary is 10.000 PLN per month (~2.400 USD) with several additional bonuses. Speaking Polish is not a requirement. Generous research and travel funds are available.
Interested candidates should send their application documents by email. Application deadline: 1st June 2022. Please include a cover/motivation letter, a scientific CV with complete publication list, and a short (max 3-page) research statement (summarizing scientific experience, research interests and past achivements). If possible, organize up to 2 reference letters to be sent by the deadline: they will be considered, but are not a necessity.