2-year postdoctoral position in the field of theoretical models for evolved stars at KU Leuven, Belgium

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
City: 
Leuven
State/Province: 
-
Country: 
Belgium
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 clio.gielen@kuleuven.be with subject “PD-THEORY-AEROSOL-applicantname” at the latest by April 15th 2018.

More info: fys.kuleuven.be/ster/vacancies

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Clio Gielen
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
Street Line 1: 
Celestijnenlaan 200D - bus 2401
City: 
Leuven
Zip/Postal Code: 
3001
Country: 
Belgium
Email: 
clio.gielen@kuleuven.be
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Clio Gielen