Postdoctoral position in theoretical high-energy astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Turku
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Tuorla observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku. The postdoc is expected to do independent research work in the field of theoretical high-energy astrophysics, in particular, on physics of neutron stars and black holes, and to participate in teaching of the basic- and advanced-level courses in both astronomy and physics as well as to supervise undergraduate and graduate students. 

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 high-energy astrophysics. Experience with accretion disc physics, general relativity, MHD, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods as well as teaching experience will be considered as a plus. 

The employment starts on Jan 1, 2018 or some later date to be agreed upon. The appointment is for two years and 8 months, with a trial period of four months. Depending on experience, the gross salary is within 3300 – 3700 € per month.

For more information, contact Juri Poutanen tel. +358 2-333 8943 / +358-400-640684, e-mail: juri.poutanen at The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Applications should be submitted electronically via link

Applications in English must include as attachments CV, list of publications, and a statement of research and teaching experience and plans (max. 4 pages). At least two letters of recommendation must be arranged to be sent to juri.poutanen at by the application deadline.  

Included Benefits: 

All employees in Finland and at University of Turku enjoy full access to the national health care system. The position includes 5 weeks paid annual leave. For employees with small children there are extra possibilities of leave and there are state provided daycare facilities. 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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postdoc in theoretical high-energy astrophysics