Postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics at EPF

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 24, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
EPFL
Department Name: 
SB-IPHYS-LASTRO
City: 
Versoix
State/Province: 
Vaud
Zip/Postal: 
1290
Country: 
Switzerland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Project description:

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.

Requirements:

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.

Working environment:

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:

01/12/2020 (flexible)

Application material:

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

  • three reference letters

to be sent directly to estrella.briant@epfl.ch before 30/09/2020.

Included Benefits: 

The position comes with very competitive salary and benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jennifer Schober
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
EPFL
Department Name: 
SB-IPHYS-LASTRO
Country: 
Switzerland
Email: 
jennifer.schober@epfl.ch
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
1423
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jennifer Schober
Subject: 
Postdoc position at LASTRO
Email: 
jennifer.schober@epfl.ch