Applications are invited for two or three postdoctoral positions at Radboud University in the Netherlands to work in the group of Gijs Nelemans on the formation of double neutron stars/black holes and gravitational wave source populations. The project aims to use population modelling and data from Gaia, pulsars, supernovae, radio pulsars and gravitational wave detections to constrain the various evolutionary phases and simulate the gravitational wave universe.
Applicants with experience in at least one of the following topics are invited to apply: statistical studies of supernovae, high-mass X-ray binaries or radio pulsars, binary evolution studies, stellar populations as function of redshift, gravitational wave studies of populations of double neutron star/black hole mergers or other astrophysical sources and their electro-magnetic counterparts.
The Department of Astrophysics, is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics. The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs, ~25 PhD students. Research activities focus on high-energy astrophysics, cosmic-rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, star clusters and the Milky Way.
The applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Gijs Nelemans (nelemans[AT]astro.ru.nl).
To apply, email a cover letter, CV and brief research statement to secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Also please arrange for 3 letters of references (PDFs) to be emailed secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Complete applications received by October 1st, 2017 will receive full consideration. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.