Post-doctoral position in pulsar physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Université de Strasbourg
Job Announcement Text: 

The Strasbourg Observatory, France, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on theoretical and observational aspects of pulsar physics. The position is funded by the CEFIPRA Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR) project “Modelling and observing pulsars: from high energy to radio emission”.

Research activities at Strasbourg Observatory are centred on high energy astrophysics, stellar physics, galactic dynamics and cosmolgy, with faculty members pursuing research in diverse areas of astrophysics (visit

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Jérôme Petri, Université de Strasbourg and Dipanjan Mitra of NCRA either on interpreting radio single-pulse dynamics and polarization observations in conjunction with X-ray and Gamma-ray observations or on performing numerical simulations of pulsar magnetosphere and studying plasma instabilities and wave propagation in the magnetospheric plasma.

The candidate has to have a PhD degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related discipline, or must be awaiting the award of the Ph.D. degree after submitting the doctoral thesis to a university.

Applications containing a curriculum vitae, summary of research experience and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more referees should be sent to the addresses and, by January 31, 2019.

The net salary is about 2.100€ for an initial appointment of one year and tenable for a maximum period of 15 months. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make two visits for a period of one month each to NCRA-TIFR, India, for the purpose of project collaboration. Some amount of funding for local travel within France is also available.

For more information, visit the CNRS webpage at

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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Jérôme Petri