The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is heavily involved in both observational and theoretical/computational astrophysics and actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs, e.g., through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the balloon-borne CMB polarization experiment Spider and the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment COMAP. Space missions with major participation from the Institute include Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. In theoretical and computational astrophysics, the Institute has built up strong groups within numerical modelling and within the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis.
For this positon, we are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the extragalactic astrophysics group led by Dr. Sijing Shen. The successful candidate will work on the topics related to the interactions between galaxies and the circumgalactic medium using hydrodynamic galaxy formation simulations. She/he will design, perform and post-process simulations to generate synthetic observations and/or improve small-scale physics models used in the simulations. The successful candidate will also have ample opportunities to participate in the COMAP and Euclid collaborations, and to develop her/his own projects.
Candidates with any of the following expertise are strongly encouraged to apply: 1) numerical galaxy formation and/or computational fluid dynamics; 2) ISM physics, star formation and stellar feedback; 3) black hole physics and AGN feedback; and 4) numerical radiative transfer. In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates.
All applications must be submitted through this web page by February 28, 2018: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/147775/postdoctoral-resea...