Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions in the research group of Dr. Ondrej Pejcha at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic:
1) Computational Astrophysics: multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects). Funded by the ERC Starting Grant "Cat-In-hAT". The position is initially for one year, renewable for up to three years based on performance.
2) Observational Astrophysics: research projects in the field of time-domain astronomy (transients, eclipsing binaries, variable stars, and asteroids) utilizing data from the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae and other ground- and space-based surveys. Funded by grant to support collaboration between Charles University, Ohio State, and Hawaii. The position is initially for two years, extendable to a total of three years based on performance and availability of funding.
The research group has access to a dedicated computer cluster and is connected to observational efforts in time-domain astronomy as part of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae.
Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, computational physics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. The positions include internationally competitive salary and research budget. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Application instructions: Please submit CV, list of publications, statement on past research and future interests, and names and addresses of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which position you are interested in. Applications will be reviewed starting December 31 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.