The Scuola Normale Superiore (based in Pisa, in the heart of Tuscany) is the top University and research center in Italy. The SNS invites applications for a PostDoctoral Research Fellowship from brilliant researchers with strong background in Physics. The Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant INTERSTELLAR recently awarded to the PI of the SNS Cosmology group, Prof. Andrea Ferrara. The Cosmology group at SNS currently includes about 25 members, and is a highly dynamic research and learning environment.
The research areas for the search include: high-redshift galaxies and their interstellar medium, with emphasis on high performance parallel computing. Previous research experience in numerical techniques is highly desirable. An excellent academic record, good command of English and strong communication/writing skills will be important criteria for the selection. The candidate must hold a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics by the starting date of the Fellowship.
Considerable in-house high performance computing/data analysis resources, including innovative 3D visualization systems, will be available to the appointed researcher. Additional large-scale computational resources can be obtained on a competitive basis at National and European HPC centers.
We seek candidates with significant accomplishments and promise for further achievement in the above fields. The appointment is initially offered for three years, with the possibility of a further two-year extension based on performance. The gross salary will be of 50,000 €/year. Generous research and travel funds will be also available.
The expressions of interest must arrive not later than November 30, 2017 at SNS, using exclusively the forms available at the following URL: https://en.sns.it/bando/research-contract-named-numerical-simulations-high-redshift-galaxy-formation-and-evolution. The URL contains also additional information about the position and the instructions on how to apply.
For any information about the research project, interested candidates can get in touch with the scientific coordinator, Prof. Andrea Ferrara (firstname.lastname@example.org). Administrative information or questions may be addressed to email@example.com.