Postdoctoral position on chemo-dynamical simulations of radioactive isotopes in galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Konkoly Observatory - Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
City: 
Budapest
State/Province: 
Budapest
Country: 
Hungary
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a post-doctoral position on chemo-dynamical simulations of radioactive isotopes in galaxies. The position is funded by Dr. Maria Lugaro's ERC project “RADIOSTAR" (Radioactivities from Stars to Solar Systems, http://konkoly.hu/radiostar/), at Konkoly Observatory in Budapest, Hungary, and involves an extensive collaboration with Dr. Chiaki Kobayashi at the University Hertfordshire, UK, including several visits to Hertfordshire. This position will be available from the beginning of September 2018, initially for two years, and renewable for one or two more years. Applicants with some experience in numerical simulations of galaxies and/or knowledge of C or C++ would be preferable, but anyone with interests in nuclear astrophysics and numerical simulations is encouraged to apply. Generous travel funds will be provided for visits to collaborators and to attend major conferences in the field.

Konkoly Observatory (www.konkoly.hu) is a thriving research environment with roughly 50 staff astronomers working on a wide range of stellar astrophysics. The University Hertfordshire (www.herts.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/car) is one of the largest astrophysics groups in the UK, with many researchers working on observations and simulations of galaxies and stars. Hertfordshire also hosts a local Linux cluster that is available for this project.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a brief statements of research accomplishments and interests (not exceeding 2 pages each) via email to maria.lugaro@csfk.mta.hu in pdf format by 31st May 2018. Applicants should also indicate the names and email addresses of at least two (and preferably three) referees who have agreed to write in support.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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Maria Lugaro
Email: 
maria.lugaro@csfk.mta.hu