We seek a postdoc to play a key role in the interdisciplinary ERC Consolidator Grant AEROSOL (2016–2020, PI. Prof. Leen Decin), focusing on stellar winds around evolved (low-mass) stars. The candidate will interact closely with other team members and departments of mathematics and chemistry, as the goal of the project is to boost our understanding of the physics and chemistry characterising stellar winds. The project builds upon novel data (including ALMA, Herschel), detailed theoretical wind models, and targeted laboratory experiments (fys.kuleuven.be/ster/Projects/aerosol).
We seek a postdoc with expertise in theoretical and numerical modelling (within an astrophysical context). The goal of the project is to develop a dynamical forward chemistry model for stellar winds coupling the effects of hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, chemistry, and radiative transfer. Different numerical modules are already available.
The contract runs over 2 years (with a possible prolongation of 6 months). Preferred starting date is 1 July 2018, but will be adapted to the candidate’s availability. The candidate must have a PhD degree in astrophysics, (theoretical) physics or (applied) mathematics. The application must be sent as one single pdf document including :
- CV (including publication list).
- Statement of research interests and future plans (max 3 pages).
- Letter detailing your specific qualifications for the position and your career/educational goals (max 1 page).
- Contact details of two references prepared to send confidential recommendation letters when asked.
The application should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “PD-THEORY-AEROSOL-applicantname” at the latest by April 15th 2018.
More info: fys.kuleuven.be/ster/vacancies