Three Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics

Copenhagen University
May 05, 2024
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We are seeking outstanding candidates to fill the postdoctoral positions described below. Candidates are requested to indicate in their cover letter whether they are applying for Postdoctoral Position 1, 2, or 3.

Postdoctoral Position 1 - We are seeking candidates within the field of Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics with emphasis on astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics to study how black hole binaries form, evolve, and merge. The successful candidate will seek to address this important problem relying on sophisticated computer simulations, complemented with analytical and semi-analytical approaches. It is highly desirable for the candidate to possess expertise in astrophysical fluid dynamics and programming skills in Python, Fortran, C, and/or C++. For this position, experience with the numerical codes PHANTOM and/or Athena++ will be considered valuable assets.

Postdoctoral Position 2 - We are seeking candidates within the field of Theoretical Astrophysics and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with emphasis on modeling neutron stars and black hole collisions. With new observations suggesting that very light or very massive neutron stars exist, a key question is how to probe the nature of these "lower mass-gap" objects using gravitational waves. For this position, experience in modeling how the unique properties of neutron stars will manifest in both current and future gravitational-wave data will be considered valuable assets.

Postdoctoral Position 3 - We are seeking candidates within the field of Theoretical Astrophysics and Gravitational Wave Data Analysis with emphasis on constraining new effects and models in existing and future gravitational-wave data. Black hole masses, spins, and eccentricity are generic measures that broadly can be linked to black hole formation channels, but other subtle effects could also be present with a direct link to the underlying formation mechanisms. For this position, experience incorporating such new models and effects in current and future gravitational-wave searches will be considered highly valuable assets.

The postdoc's duties will include research within their field of expertise as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at www. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Martin Pessah, [email protected]

The position is open from 1 July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is 5 May 2024 GMT +2.

    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

    You can read about the recruitment process

    Interviews are expected to be held in week 20.

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