Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Sem Sælands vei 13
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), University of Oslo invites applicants to a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in computational astrophysics. The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of four years (25% of which is devoted to required duties, usually teaching activities). Availability for an early starting date (Sping 2023) is preferred, but not required. 

Job description: 

The position is funded by the European Commission and the Research Council of Norway through the EuroHPC Centre of Excellence “Scalable Parallel and Distributed Astrophysics Code for Exascale (SPACE)”.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Dr. Sijing Shen and other scientific and industrial partners in the Consortium to work on co-designing and improving the scalability of widely-used Astrophysical and Cosmology codes and preparing them for the next generation exascale systems. Meanwhile, the candidate is encouraged to carry out independent research and collaborate with Dr. Shen and others in the simulation group at ITA on various topics including galaxy formation simulations, cosmic magnetic fields, modelling of the circumgalactic medium, radiative and mechanical feedback processes and galactic chemical evolution. 

We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in numerical galaxy formation and/or high-performance computing. In selection, the academic quality and promise of the candidates will be of primary importance.

Qualification requirements: 

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astrophysics, physics or a related field. 
  • Candidates with one or more of the following expertise are strongly encouraged to apply: numerical (magneto)hydrodynamics; high performance computing; simulations of galaxy formation and evolution; processing of large simulation datasets and catalogues; machine learning techniques. 
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English; 

The application must include:

The application must include a cover letter (including a statement of research interests), a CV, a complete list of publications, copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records, and names and contact details of 2-3 references and the reference letters. The letters should be sent directly to Dr. Sijing Shen, e-mail [email protected] by the application deadline.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”  (also in Related URLs). 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$52800.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60776.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 
  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Sijing Shen
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
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Postdoc in Computational Astrophysics