Postdoc position in astrophysics of transient gravitational waves

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Street Line 1: 
ul. Bartycka 18
Job Announcement Text: 

We are looking for a candidate with strong background in astrophysics for  the modeling of gravitational-wave sources related to neutron stars. The knowledge of numerical methods in general relativity and scientific programming will be considered an advantage.

The winner of the competition will conduct research within the Sonata-Bis project entitled ''Transient sources of gravitational waves associated with stars neutrons: models and data analysis'', in cooperation with dr. Michal Bejger.

Detailed research tasks include astrophysics of transient gravitational waves related to NS phenomena: dynamical collapses induced by the change in the equation of state, calculations of quasinormal modes from ultra-compact stars, modeling the effects related to elasticity, magnetic field and accretion.

The results will be immediately applied to the observations of LIGO and Virgo detectors by means of the collaboration within the Polish Virgo group. 

We seek candidates holding the PhD title in the field of physics or astronomy (or a related field) or PhD students at the last stages of their doctoral thesis.

The contract should start not later than April 1, 2019 (the candidate should be in possession of the PhD title at this time). An employment contract on an adjunct's position is maximally up to three years (brutto salary 5900 pln/month). 

To apply for admission to the position please attach a copy of the PhD diploma (or the supervisor's statement about the advancement of the PhD thesis), CV, list of scientific publications, two recommendation letters from independent researchers, and a self-presentation statement (concise information on the candidate's previous achievements and experience, and scientific interests: the text should not exceed 3500 characters, including spaces), scan of signed GDPD form - available from:

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