Postdoctoral researcher in magnetohydrodynamics of compact objects

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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University of Amsterdam
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy
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University of Amsterdam
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Science Park 904
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1098 XH
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The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral researcher position. The successful applicant will be in the research group of Dr Philipp Mösta, which is part of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics and will work in close collaboration with a world-leading team on the development of a beyond-ideal general-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics code to study binary neutron-star mergers and supernova explosions and explore the connections to nuclear and heavy-ion collision physics. This position is part of a larger NWO-funded programme and will involve involve close collaboration with gravitational wave researchers at UvA's Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics Institute GRAPPA, the University of Utrecht, and the National Institute for Subatomic Physics NIKHEF.


You have completed a PhD in physics and/or astronomy before starting this position. You have good programming skills in Python and ideally C++. You have experience in collaborative software development and knowledge of standard software development practices such as version control, code review, continuous integration, and clear documentation. You can communicate well in English (written & oral). 


The appointment will be for an initial period of 1 year, with a possible extension of 2 more years upon satisfactory performance.

Job application

You can apply online here. We accept applications until and including 15 December 2022.


For more information about the position please see UvA job positing. Please contact Dr. Philipp Mösta for questions at [email protected].

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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