Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (NCAC PAS), in Warsaw, Poland, to study evolution of massive stars in context of the formation of gravitational waves sources: merging black holes and neutron stars.
Successful applicant will work with Prof. Chris Belczynski and join young and dynamic group on the project "Astrophysics of gravitational waves" founded by the National Science Center (nr 2018/30/A/ST9/00050). The contract is for 3 years.
The main goal of the work is to establish the origin of LIGO/Virgo sources of gravitational waves and their connection to known populations of stars (e.g., X-ray binaries). The evolution of massive stars and the formation of black holes and neutron stars are of particular interest. Expertise in detailed stellar and binary evolutionary calculations (e.g. MESA), or population synthesis calculations, or neutron star/black hole formation will be useful for this position.
Applicants are expected to be fluent in English, have good publication record and have good knowledge of astrophysics, in particular in context of stellar evolution and compact objects. Successful applicant is expected to present and publish her/his results at international conferences and in scientific journals.
To apply, please visit and follow the instructions on the official announcement page.
Applications will be collected till March 1, 2022. The winning candidate will start job on 1st April 2022.