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Postdoctoral research position in astrophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC),  the leading astronomical institute in Poland. The current research at NCAC focuses on both observational and theoretical studies of stars, stellar systems and circumstellar matter (photometry, spectroscopy,  dynamics of stellar systems), search for extrasolar planets, physics and astrophysics of compact objects, physical processes around compact objects, structure of active galactic nuclei, high energy astrophysics and cosmology.


Successful candidates are expected to perform research in one of  subjects represented in NCAC. Anticipated collaboration with members of NCAC scientific staff, supported by a corresponding statement, will be an advantage.


PhD in astronomy or physics is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD received no earlier than in 2010. Candidates can apply before finishing their PhD, if the PhD defense is scheduled for no later than June 30., 2014 (a letter from the supervisor stating the planned date of the defense must be submitted). A PhD diploma is required by the date of employment.


Successful candidates are expected to start their appointment on October 1., 2014. The position is initially awarded for 2 years, with a possibility to extend it to the third year, depending on successful performance of the candidate and financing possibilities.  The salary will be competitive with that of other researchers at NCAC.  For more information contact Ms. Anna Wyrębek  (e-mail: anetka@camk.edu.pl), or prof. Piotr Życki (ptz@camk.edu.pl).


Applicants should send a copy of the PhD diploma, CV,  publication list,  resume with statement of research interests and plans (not to exceed 3500 characters including spaces), and they should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to: Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, POLAND.  Documents can be submitted electronically in pdf format to recruitment@camk.edu.pl. Application deadline: February 28th, 2014.