Postdoctoral research position in the black hole event horizon science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Radboud University
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
City: 
Nijmegen
State/Province: 
Gelderland
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.  The successful candidate will work on theoretical/computational modelings of black holes and the polarized emission from their surrounding plasma in collaboration with Dr. Monika Moscibrodzka.

The appointment is intended for an initial period of one year, with a possible renewal for two more years contingent upon performance. The start of the appointment is anticipated to be in June 2020, with some flexibility.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in astrophysics, astronomy or physics.
  • Experience in computational research on space plasma physics, or related fields.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in GRMHD simulations, radiative transfer, parallel computing and code development.
  • Strong interest in Event Horizon Telescope science.

Applicants should send their applications electronically to Dr. Monika Moscibrodzka (m.moscibrodzka@astro.ru.nl), including:

  1. A cover letter
  2. CV with a publication list
  3. A statement of your past research and of your research plans (3 pages maximum)
  4. Please arrange 3 letters of reference to be e-mailed to Dr. Monika Moscibrodzka (m.moscibrodzka@astro.ru.nl)

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). The vibrant and international department consists of 11 faculty, about 15 postdocs and engineers, about 30 PhD students, and about 10 Master students. Research activities focus on high-energy astro(particle) physics, black holes, cosmic rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, star clusters and the stellar and interstellar Milky Way.

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is an equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such strongly encourage applications from scientists of under-represented groups.

Included Benefits: 

The salary will be in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel, and will range from 2,640 to 4,166 Euro (salary scale 10) gross per month based on candidate experience and a full-time appointment. The Collective Labour Agreement (cao) for Dutch universities is applicable.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Monika Moscibrodzka
Institution/Company: 
Radboud University
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
City: 
Nijmegen
Country: 
Netherlands
Email: 
m.moscibrodzka@astro.ru.nl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Monika Moscibrodzka
Subject: 
Postdoc_at_Radboud_2020
Email: 
m.moscibrodzka@astro.ru.nl