Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Computational High-Energy Astrophysics at Nordita

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
Street Line 1: 
Roslagastullsbacken 23
106 91
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Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in computational high-energy astrophysics.

Appointments are for two years starting 1 January, 2019 or some other date to be agreed upon.

The successful candidate will work on development of methods for radiative kinetic simulations and their applications in the area of high-energy astrophysics that include black holes of all scales, neutron stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

The appointee will be located at Nordita, Stockholm. The contract follows the stipend rules at Nordita.

Candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in physics or astronomy or a related field and a proven record of scientific research in theoretical/computational high-energy astrophysics. Experience with MHD, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods will be considered as a plus.

Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2018

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for the Nordita Fellowships 2019-2021 with a deadline of 15 November, 2018.

For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Alexandra Veledina (

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities.

Further information about Nordita can be found at

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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