A 3-year postdoc position is available at the Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) of EPFL (Switzerland) in the group of Dr. Jennifer Schober.
The position is part of a SNF PRIMA project and is within the broad topics of astrophysical magnetohydrodynamics and radio astronomy.
A motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher will be recruited for a project on the origin, evolution, and properties of magnetic fields in galaxies. The research includes analytical and numerical modelling of the interstellar medium and comparison with observations.
A formal requirement for the position is a PhD in physics/astrophysics. A background in (theoretical) astrophysics and magnetohydrodynamics as well as good programming skills would be very beneficial. Working knowledge of English is required.
The successful applicant will join LASTRO which is led by Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib and focuses on research in extragalactic astrophysics and observational cosmology. The laboratory consists of approximately 15 PhD students, 10 postdoctoral researchers, and 4 professors. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jennifer Schober.
Located at the shore of Lake Geneva, EPFL offers a unique and stimulating research environment. In 2020, EPFL became a member of the SKA Organization (https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lastro/scientific-activities/ska/) and will coordinate the contributions to this project on behalf of the Swiss academic community. Additionally, EPFL hosts world-leading research institutes for particle physics, cosmology, and plasma physics on campus and is in close vicinity to many additional research institutions like the Geneva observatory and CERN.
Start of position:
Applicants should submit
- a motivation letter (pdf, 2 pages),
- a curriculum vitae (pdf, 3 pages),
- a list of publications (pdf), and
- a research statement (pdf, 3 pages)
through the online application system (https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/1423/Description/2) and arrange for
to be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30/09/2020.