Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in the field of (extra-)galactic astronomy at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Ghent University. The successful candidates will work in the `DustOrigin’ group of Prof. Ilse De Looze. Specifically, we are looking for applicants to work on the following projects:
1.) revisiting the dust destruction efficiency of supernova shocks experienced by interstellar dust in a realistic 3D ISM structure through the use of high-resolution hydrodynamical simulations and post-processing of the dust physics. In the long term, a full chemical and dust evolution model will be linked to these high-resolution simulations. Expert knowledge in hydrodynamical simulations, dust processing and/or computing skills are highly desirable for this project.
2.) modelling the lifecycle of metals and dust from the local to high-redshift Universe using chemical evolution models to infer constraints on metal yields of stars and supernovae, dust depletion levels and the efficiency of various dust formation and destruction processes in the interstellar medium. Computing skills and prior experience in chemical evolution modelling, interstellar medium studies and galaxy evolution will be considered an asset.
Informal inquires are welcome (email@example.com) and applications sent by Monday April 19, 2021 will be fully considered. Candidates must possess a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or a similar field. Applicants should submit their CV, letter of motivation and a statement of research interests (up to 3 pages). The candidates should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by April 19, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The starting date can be as early as September 2021 and should be no later than September 2022. Support for travel, funded by an ERC Starting Grant, will be available. Both positions are initially for 2 years, and renewable for another 2 years.