PhD position in stellar hydrodynamics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Heidelberg University
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Center for Astronomy
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Württemberg
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics of Stellar Objects group at Heidelberg University/Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies invites applications for a PhD position in stellar hydrodynamics. The successful candidate will perform multidimensional hydrodynamic simulations of convection in stars with specialized low-Mach number schemes. In a joint project with a group in Applied Mathematics, the methods will be extended to include the effects of magnetic fields. The new MHD solvers developed by the mathematics group will be implemented into the existing low-Mach number hydrodynamics code and applied to problems of stellar convection.

The position is available for 3 years and could start on short notice.

The applicant should have a strong background in physics and programming and hold, or expect to obtain, a Masters' degree or equivalent in physics, astronomy, or mathematics. Experience with numerical methods would be a strong advantage.

Applications should include a CV, copies of academic certificates, a 1-page statement of research interests, and two letters of reference. They should be sent to the email address listed below. For additional questions please also use the same email address.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary according to 2/3 of the German TVL E13 pay scale
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Friedrich Roepke
Institution/Company: 
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Department Name: 
Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik
Street Line 1: 
Philosophenweg 12
City: 
Heidelberg
Zip/Postal Code: 
69118
Country: 
Germany
Email: 
friedrich.roepke@h-its.org
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Friedrich Roepke
Email: 
friedrich.roepke@h-its.org