Postdoctoral Position in Computational Astrophysics and Machine Learning

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University Heidelberg
Department Name: 
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientifc Computing
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking an ambitious, highly-qualified postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr. Tobias Buck in the newly established “Computational Astrophysics and Machine Learning” group at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University (ITA). 
The successful candidate will join an active research team and will be expected to play a leading role in the development of physics-informed machine learning (PI-ML) algorithms for astrophysical problems. One of the main goals of this postdoctoral position is the development of PI-ML tools for high performance computing codes.

We particularly invite applications from candidates with strong experience in machine learning, computer science, statistics and/or physics.

The IWR has a long history in the development of computational methods that transcend the boundaries of disciplines or faculties and bridge scientific cultures from engineering to the humanities. Heidelberg is one of the major astronomy hubs in Europe and provides a vibrant and leading research environment. The group has strong collaborative ties with other groups at the IWR and the Center for Astronomy, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.

Applicants should have a PhD in computer science/physics/astronomy or a related field and a solid background in ML and code development. The appointment will be for an initial period of 2 years with a likely extension up to 3 years, subject to performance. The starting date is expected to be beginning of 2023, but can be negotiated. The position is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation according to the German public service scale (TV-L E13). Funds will be provided for travel, guests, computing, and publications.

Interested applicants should send a cover/motivation letter, CV, publication list, and a brief (max. 3 page) summary of previous research and future plans in a single PDF file to [email protected] and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent seperately to the same email address. Applications and letters received by August 31, 2022 will receive full consideration, but late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service. The salaries include employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave and parental leave, and retirement benefits. Heidelberg University is a certified family-friendly employer. It offers a variety of services for families, including childcare facilities and dual career services.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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