Postdoctoral position in computational astrophysics and binary black hole formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Padova University
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant DEMOBLACK led by Michela Mapelli. The DEMOBLACK team investigates the formation channels of binary black holes.

Candidates with experience in computational astrophysics and/or software development (especially, but not only population synthesis and N-body codes) are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will join an active research team, working in the vibrant environment of the University of Padova. Enquiries about the scientific project and the position can be addressed to Michela Mapelli:
More details about the research group can be found at

The starting date is flexible. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or equivalent degree), or are expected to obtain their Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. The appointment is for 2 years, with a possible 1-year extension. Gross salaries range approximately from 28000 to 45000 EUR/year (depending on experience), more than adequate for local costs of living. Generous travel funds are available.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages), complete list of publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to prof. Michela Mapelli, Applications sent by June 15 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications after this date are still welcome until the position is filled. Women, Minorities, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Michela Mapelli
Padova University
Department Name: 
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia G. Galilei
+39 049 827 8220
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Michela Mapelli