The Departments of Physics and Astronomy at Stockholm University are situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, providing a vibrant international research environment. Both Departments are part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics,http://www.okc.albanova.se/. Within the G.R.E.A.T. research environment, https://www.great.cosmoparticle.com, we study the electromagnetic signals from mergers of compact objects, both from a theoretical and an observational perspective. This research environment benefits from very close connections between Physics and Astronomy, between scientist working on theoretical, computational and observational aspects and access to data (e.g. ZTF, ENGRAVE). Within the G.R.E.A.T. initiative, we are currently searching for Postdoctoral Fellows working on multi-messenger astrophysics. Particular attention will be payed to the area of theory/modelling (up to three positions) of gravitational + electromagnetic wave sources.
Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work on the multi-messenger aspects of sources that produce both gravitational and electromagnetic waves. Expertise in any relevant multi-messenger aspect are of interest, expertise in relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics, nucleosynthesis and/or radiative transfer is particularly welcome. Postdoctoral associates are welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. The postdoctoral associates will also have access to research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as computing facilities.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in theoretical astrophysics and computer simulations.
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for one year. Start date 1 September 2019 or as per agreement. Application will be continuously reviewed until the above mentioned deadline, early applications are encouraged.
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The postdoctoral associates will also have access to research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as computing facilities.