The research group on stellar atmospheres and mass loss of hot stars led by Dr. Andreas Sander at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut of the Zentrum für Astronomie at Heidelberg University (ARI/ZAH) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) to strengthen or complement our research activities at the conjunction of observation, theory, and numerical astrophysics to uncover the life, fate, and wide-ranging impact of hot stars and their winds. The new postdoc will be responsible for establishing a framework towards a multi-dimensional treatment for Wolf-Rayet outflows. The research project will be in collaboration with Prof. Jon Sundqvist's group at KU Leuven and aims to answer key questions about the mechanisms of launching and accelerating radiation-driven winds in non-LTE conditions. A research background in either numerical hydrodynamics, radiative transfer simulations, model atmospheres, or quantitative spectroscopy will be considered favourably.
An initial appointment will be made for two years with extensions being subject to available funding opportunities. The starting date is up for negotiation and can be as early as March, 1st 2023. The salary will be according to the German public service scale TV-L E13. A PhD is required to be hold by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research interests and achievements (up to 3 pages), and a publication list as a single pdf to [email protected] including the keyword [Postdoc Wolf-Rayet Winds] in the subject line. Applicants should further arrange three letters of reference sent separately to the same email address. Applications submitted by November 20, 2022 will receive full consideration. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
All social benefits for employees of the State of Baden Wuerttemberg are included. The salary includes employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits. Heidelberg University offers a discounted public transport ticket ("Job-Ticket") and provides low-cost access to University-exclusive sports facilities. Heidelberg University is a certified family-friendly employer. It offers a variety of services for families, including childcare facilities and dual career services.
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