Postdoctoral Research Positions in Computational and Observational Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Charles University
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Street Line 1: 
V Holesovickach 2
Czech Republic
Job Announcement Text: 

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 Please indicate which position you are interested in. Applications will be reviewed starting December 31 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

Included Benefits: 

Full Charles University employee benefits: health insurance (no or very small co-pays), vacation and sick days, contributions to pension fund, subsidized meals, parental leave, discounts for sports & wellness, Czech language classes, etc.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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