The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in 3D magneto-hydrodynamical simulations and asteroseismology in the research group of Dr. Víctor Silva Aguirre (www.isimba.dk). Exceptional candidates that have experience with usage and development of stellar atmosphere codes, including (magneto-)hydrodynamics codes and/or radiative transfer codes are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Postdoc will be involved in the computation of the next generation of time-dependent 3D magneto-hydrodynamical simulations of stellar surface convection and atmospheres, with applications to stellar evolution, asteroseismology, spectroscopy, and Galactic archaeology. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with an international team of collaborators including Prof. Martin Asplund and Prof. Åke Nordlund, lead users and developers of the Stagger code and DISPATCH framework for high-performance computing. The postdoc will have access to a generous travel budget and computational resources.
The successful candidate will also form part of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC) at Aarhus University. SAC is a world leader in the fields of asteroseismology, stellar structure and evolution, planetary systems, and characterization of stellar populations for Galactic archaeology. The group plays a prominent role in the use of data from the NASA Kepler/K2 and TESS mission, with more than 20 senior scientists, postdocs, and PhD students providing an exciting and vibrant working environment. It is foreseen that the successful applicant will take part in the teaching activities in astrophysics and supervision of students (all teaching and supervision can be done in English). The amount of teaching will cover less than 20 per cent of the total working hours.
Candidates for the postdoctoral fellowship must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent, by the date of their appointment. The funding for the fellowship is in place from summer 2020 with a negotiable starting date.
Aarhus University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, nationality or religion.