Postdoc position in computational astrophysics (planet formation)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Heidelberg University
Department Name: 
Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Albert Ueberle Str. 2
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Württemberg
Zip/Postal: 
69120
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Planet Formation Group at the Center for Astronomy at Heidelberg University (ITA/ZAH) is seeking excellent candidates for a Postdoc position in Theoretical Astrophysics. The position is part of a DFG-funded project on the topic of planet formation. The goal of the project is to develop a new computational method to follow the growth of planetary embryos by combining an N-body code with a Monte Carlo model. The ultimate goal is to be able to compute the composition of the final rocky planets.
Prior experience and publications in computational astrophysics and algorithm/code development are a prerequisite. In addition to working on the planned project, it is encouraged that the postdoc also works on own research projects.
Any potential candidate is strongly encouraged to informally ask questions prior to an official application.
Applications should be submitted in electronic form and should include a letter of interest, a CV, a publication list, and the email addresses of three senior scientists willing to write letters of recommendation.
This project is part of the DFG Priority Programme 'Exploring the Diversity of Extrasolar Planets' (SPP 1992) which brings together different aspects of exoplanet research, theoretical as well as observational. This means that there will be ample opportunity for travel between the various nodes of this SPP in Germany, and for collaboration with peers across the many subdisciplines of the field of exoplanetary research. For more information on the SPP 1992 visit the programmes website: http://www-astro.physik.tu-berlin.de/exoplanet-diversity

 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Cornelis Dullemond
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Heidelberg University
Department Name: 
Cornelis Dullemond
Street Line 1: 
Albert Ueberle Str. 2
City: 
Heidelberg, Germany
Zip/Postal Code: 
69120
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+496221544815
Email: 
dullemond@uni-heidelberg.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Cornelis Dullemond
Subject: 
Postdoc position
Email: 
dullemond@uni-heidelberg.de