Research Fellow in Hydrodynamics & Software Engineering

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Southampton
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Are you experienced with hydrodynamical simulations of astrophysical objects? Do you want to bridge the gap to observations and test these models? Would you like to develop software engineering skills as part of an exciting new instrument development? Then this opportunity could be interesting for you. 

The Astrogroup of the University of Southampton's School of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the field of hydrodynamical simulations. You will be joining our collaborative team led by Prof Sebastian Hoenig to exploit and expand the group's 3D radiative hydrodynamical model of the dusty environment of single and binary active galactic nuclei (AGN). In addition, you will become part of the GRAVITY+ project and support the science and data reduction development teams to deliver the next generation of ESO VLTI instruments.

The project will help you acquire a diverse range of skills. It is not expected that you are an expert in all aspects of the project to take up the position, but that you come with a solid background in hydrodynamical modelling of any flavour, code development, and the curiosity and ambition to apply your software development skills in new ways. In return, you will become part of established and productive international teams that work on the forefront of infrared observations of AGN and their interpretation. Previous experience with AGN is an asset, but not required.

Funding for the post is available for up to 3 years and applications from both junior and more senior candidates are highly welcome. The University offers an attractive benefits package and relocation assistance. Starting dates are quite flexible and the position is available immediately.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interested (2 pages max). Please upload all documents as one pdf file. Moreover, contact details for two letters of references will need to be provided on application, but letter requests will only be sent out for shortlisted candidates.

Informal enquiries are particularly welcome. Please contact Prof Sebastian Hoenig, (Twitter: @SebHoenig)

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 23, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 23, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Sebastian Hoenig
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