Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Niels Bohr International Academy
Department Name: 
Niels Bohr Institute
Street Line 1: 
Blegdamsvej 17
City: 
Copenhagen
State/Province: 
Denmark
Zip/Postal: 
2100
Country: 
Denmark
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Theoretical Astrophysics Group and the Computational Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy and The Niels Bohr Institute invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships for a fixed period of three (2+1) years. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. The preferred starting date is Fall 2020. Applicants are requested to submit their applications via the online application system (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 7, 2019.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who will contribute to the development of joint research programs at the interface between theoretical and computational astrophysics. Current research areas encompass star and planet formation, protoplanetary disks and black hole accretion disks, as well the physics of gravitational waves sources. Candidates with overlapping interests and a solid background in the area of astrophysical fluid dynamics and N-body dynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD, radiative transfer, and/or particle-in-cell codes and N-body codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets. The group has exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a general-purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, a GPU cluster, a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers.

The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy strives for a comprehensive approach to astrophysics and has strong ties to the Computational Astrophysics Group in the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group at the Niels Bohr Institute.

The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The Academy hosts a large number of international visitors and workshops, as well as Summer Institutes and PhD Schools.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Copenhagen receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Martin Pessah
Title: 
Professor MSO, Deputy Director
Institution/Company: 
Niels Bohr International Academy
Street Line 1: 
Niels Bohr Institute
Street Line 2: 
Blegdamsvej 17
City: 
Copenhagen
State/Province: 
Denmark
Zip/Postal Code: 
2100
Country: 
Denmark
Phone: 
4535325312
Email: 
mpessah@nbi.dk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Martin Pessah
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences - 2019
Email: 
mpessah@nbi.dk