Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational astrophysics in the research group of Dr. Ondrej Pejcha at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. The successful candidate will lead development of new computational abilities to understand multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects, supernovae). The work will be performed within the project "Cat-In-hAT" funded by the ERC Starting Grant.
The research group has access to a dedicated computer cluster and is connected to observational efforts in time-domain astronomy as part of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae.
Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, computational physics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates with experience with simulations of stellar convection, turbulence, and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. The position includes competitive salary and research budget on the level of international fellowships. The position is initially for one year, renewable for up to three years, based on performance.
Please submit CV, list of publications, statement on past research and future interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be delivered to the same email address. The position will remain open until filled.