Postdoctoral researcher in high-energy astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Turku
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Turku
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku. The postdoc is expected to do independent research work in the field of high-energy astrophysics, in particular, on physics of accreting neutron stars and X-ray polarimetry, and to participate in teaching of the basic- and advanced-level courses in both astronomy and physics as well as to supervise undergraduate and graduate students. The high-energy astrophysics group is heavily involved in the X-ray polarimetry mission IXPE.

Candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in physics or astronomy or a related field  and a proven record of scientific research in high-energy astrophysics. Experience with accretion disc physics, general relativity, polarimetry, X-ray data analysis, MHD, radiation hydrodynamics, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods as well as teaching experience will be considered as a plus. 

The employment starts as early as September 1, 2021 or some later date to be agreed upon. The salary for this particular post is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary shall be determined when drawing up the employment contract. Depending on experience, the gross salary is within 3300 – 4000 euro per month.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021. Please submit your application  via the electronic application form  of the University of Turku,, job ID 11339.  Applications in English must include as attachments CV, list of publications, and a statement of research and teaching experience and plans (max. 4 pages). At least two letters of recommendation must be arranged to be sent to by the application deadline.  


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$4000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$4800.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Juri Poutanen
University of Turku
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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postdoc in high-energy astrophysics