ERC-funded position in computational astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Charles University
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Street Line 1: 
V Holesovickach 2
Czech Republic
Job Announcement Text: 

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  Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be delivered to the same email address. The position will remain open until filled.

Included Benefits: 

Full Charles University employee benefits: health insurance (no or very small co-pays), 25 vacation days, 5 personal development days, contributions to state pension fund, subsidized meals, parental leave, discounts for sports & wellness, Czech language classes, etc.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Ondrej Pejcha