Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, to work theoretical and observational aspects of classical Cepheids.
We seek a resourceful and creative researcher willing to work on determination of physical parameters of Cepheids based on their multi-band observations, evolutionary modelling of helium burning stars, pulsation modelling of classical Cepheids. The post-doc is expected to collaborate with other team members, PhD students and members of the Araucaria team, as well as to take part in the observing programmes run at the Cerro Armazones Observatory in Chile.
Applications are welcome from candidates with strong background in any aspect of theoretical or observational stellar astrophysics. The ideal candidate should have solid programming skills, observing experience, research experience on pulsating stars, good communication skills, and the ability to carry out projects independently, while working constructively within a larger team. Previous research experience on one or more of the following topics would be an asset: modelling of stellar evolution with MESA or other code, modelling of linear/nonlinear stellar pulsations, population synthesis, experience of photometric/spectroscopic or interferometric observations of Cepheids.
The position will be for 3 years. The starting date is negotiable but could be as early as October 2020.