Physicist (Master/Diplom) in the field of Theoretical Astrophysics (all genders) Ref. No.: 23.38-1840

GSI Helmholtzzentrum for Schwerionenforschung
June 12, 2023
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GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR ( F acility for A ntiproton and I on R esearch) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.

In the division of “Nuclear Astrophysics and Structure” we are looking for a

Physicist (Master/Diplom) in the field of Theoretical Astrophysics (all genders)

Posting ID: 23.38-1840

to strengthen our team in part time (65 %), starting preferentially from 1st of September 2023.

The successful candidate (all genders) will perform relativistic hydrodynamics simulations of neutron star mergers and their remnants. The main goal is to improve our understanding of the impact of high-density matter on the nucleosynthesis and electromagnetic emission of neutron star mergers. The project offers collaborative work with other groups at GSI and other institutes in Europe. The position is part of the HeavyMetal consortium - an ERC funded project with nodes in Copenhagen, Dublin, Belfast and Darmstadt to better comprehend the formation of heavy elements in neutron star mergers.


  • Successfully completed scientific studies in physics (Diploma or Master of Science) or equivalent
  • Experience and excellent skills in programming and scientific computing is expected
  • Strong background in Theoretical Astrophysics, including neutron stars and their equation of state, general relativity and numerical methods
  • Very good English skills are mandatory.
  • We offer a PhD contract of 3 years. The Salary is based on the collective agreement for public employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD (Bund)). In an international research environment, we offer competent supervision and contribution to a very interesting research field.

    GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

    Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

    For any questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Andreas Bauswein (a.bauswein(at); Tel. 06159/ 71 2693).

    Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at www. and www.

    If you are interested in this position and would like to work in an exceptional, international, scientific environment, please send your complete application documents, including two referee contacts and information of your earliest possible starting date, quoting the posting ID 23.38-1840, by 28 th of May 2023 at the latest:

    Preferred via the online portal on our job site,

    or via email to bewerbung(at)

    GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH



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