Postdoctoral Position in Black Hole Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, June 28, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Department Name: 
Prague Relativistic Astrophysics Group
Street Line 1: 
Bocni II 1401/1a
City: 
Prague
State/Province: 
Czech Republic
Zip/Postal: 
14100
Country: 
Czech Republic
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences announces a 2-year postdoctoral position in the project "Accreting black holes in the new era of X-ray polarimetry missions." The postdoc will model the emission of the X-ray corona in Galactic black holes in X-ray binary sources, i.e. study the spectral, timing, and polarimetric properties of the X-ray corona emission. To this aim he/she will use, modify and create numerical codes developed in our group. Thus experience with C++ and Python computer languages is needed. Some experience with astronomical data analysis in X-ray domain (using Xspec or similar software) and knowledge of relativistic astrophysics (especially in the field of accretion theory, radiative processes, ray-tracing in curved space-time) will be appreciated.  High motivation and ability to work independently as well as in the team collaboration are expected.

The position is opened for 1 year, after which it can be prolonged for another year based on applicant's successful performance. Commencement is expected on the 1st of October 2021.

Applications should contain a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a List of Publications. Two recommendation letters have to be sent to the same email addresses with the subject "EXPRO-ABH postdoc 2021 – Prague". To receive full consideration please submit your application and arrange your recommendation letters to be sent by the 31st of July 2021.

Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is completed, the successful applicant will be notified.

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$20000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$25000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
The salary is above 1.3 times average salary in the Czech Republic.
Included Benefits: 

Paid holidays (25days/year) and full health insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Michal Dovciak
Institution/Company: 
Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Department Name: 
Prague Relativistic Astrophysics Group
City: 
Prague
Zip/Postal Code: 
14100
Country: 
Czech Republic
Email: 
dovciak@asu.cas.cz
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Michal Dovciak
Subject: 
EXPRO-ABH postdoc 2021 – Prague
Email: 
dovciak@asu.cas.cz