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Postdoctoral position in the field of high-energy astrophysics

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) in Warsaw, Poland, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of high-energy astrophysics. The successful applicant will collaborate with prof. Andrzej Zdziarski on the project "Accretion-ejection coupling in black-hole X-ray binaries", nr 2023/48/Q/ST9/00138, funded by the National Science Centre.


Scope of work: modelling kinematics and radiation of accretion and jets in black-hole X-ray binaries.

The position is available for 6 months. Funding for travel and research equipment will also be provided. Additional benefits such as housing for an initial time period can be provided by the institute.

The preferred starting date is April 1st, 2024.

The salary of the successful candidate will be at least comparable to that of Polish researchers in the same career stage.


NCAC is the leading astrophysical institute in Poland. Current research at the institute encompasses a broad range of both observational and theoretical subjects in modern astrophysics. It hosts a total of about 50 PhD astronomers and almost 30 PhD students and provides a high-class work environment. NCAC scientists participate in many international projects, e.g. H.E.S.S., CTA, Fermi, Virgo, LIGO, SALT, Gaia-ESO, ATHENA.


The requirements for employment are:

(i) the possession of a valid PhD degree in astronomy or physics by the starting date, but obtained not earlier than in 2017;

(ii) previous research on high-energy astrophysics.


The applicants should provide:

-  a CV;

- a copy of the PhD diploma or a binding statement of its date of completion;

- a list of publications;

- a statement of scientific interests and plans (1 page);

- a scan of the signed GDPR form (NCN GDPR document) available at:  https://www.camk.edu.pl/media/uploads_current/o_instytucie/rodo/rodo_deklaracja_ncn_ang.pdf)

- and arrange for one letter of recommendation.


For full consideration, the applications should be received by March 1st, 2024; 23:59 CET.

The review of applications will begin soon after this date.

Applications (in pdf format) should be sent, with the subject "Postdoctoral position in the field of high-energy astrophysics", to: recruitment@camk.edu.pl

and questions concerning the position to: aaz@camk.edu.pl


The selection criteria include:

1) the candidate's research achievements including publications in prestigious academic press /journals (50% of the final score);

2) research-related achievements, scholarships, awards and research experience gained in Poland or abroad, research workshops and training courses, participation in research projects (20% of the final score);

3) the candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project (30% of the final score).