PhD position in Theoretical Stellar Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Archive Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Heidelberg Instiute for Theoretical Studies
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Württemberg
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The newly established Stellar Evolution Theory (SET) group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) invites applications for one PhD position (m/f/d) within the ERC funded project “Turbulent and Explosive Lives of Massive Stars”.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to join the SET group to work with Dr Fabian Schneider on the evolution and final fates of massive single and binary stars.

The SET group carries out state-of-the-art theoretical work and employs a range of cutting-edge simulation techniques such as 1-dimensional stellar evolution modelling, 3-dimensional (magneto-)hydrodynamical computations and advanced statistical methods. Currently, we are very interested in the final fates of massive stars as supernovae, in the turbulent merging process of stars and the intricate common-envelope phase.

The successful candidate will have a Masters’ degree or equivalent in Physics/Astronomy by the starting date and a very strong background in physics. Further knowledge of stellar astrophysics and/or numerical techniques may be advantageous. They will enrol in a PhD program at Heidelberg University and join a graduate school that offers excellent training opportunities.

HITS offers a first-class research environment with outstanding computational resources and is embedded within the vibrant Heidelberg astronomical community that includes the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University and two Max Planck Institutes.

A generous research budget is available, e.g. to attend conferences, as well as a competitive benefits package.

For more information regarding working at HITS see https://www.h-its.org/career/working-at-hits.

To apply, please submit a motivation letter including a brief description of your Master or equivalent research project, a CV, relevant university certificates including a list of courses taken and grades achieved, and contact details of at least two professional referees that agreed to write letters of recommendation. If available, you may also submit your Master thesis and/or other research-oriented work.

The earliest starting date is January 2021, negotiable. Initial review of applications will start on 26th October 2020 and may continue until the position is filled.

Please understand that we only accept applications that are submitted via this application link: https://www.h-its.org/hits-job/phd-position-in-theoretical-stellar-astrophysics-in-heidelberg-germany/

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr Fabian Schneider
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
HITS-04-2020
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Fabian Schneider
Email: 
fabian.schneider@h-its.org