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Postdoctoral research position in astrophysics of accreting sources ("StrongGravity" EU project)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), the leading astronomical institute in Poland.

We seek a candidate specializing in analysis and interpretations of optical/UV/X-ray data from accreting sources (X-ray binaries, active galaxies), as well as in development of theoretical models of physical processes around compact objects.

The selected candidate will do research within the “Strong Gravity” project, financed by the EU 7th Framework Programme. Specific tasks include, e.g., reduction of X-ray archival data, analysis and modelling of the data using standard software packages (e.g. XSPEC), development and implementation of numerical codes describing physical processes around compact objects, etc.

PhD in astronomy or physics is required. Preference will be given to applicants with PhD received no earlier than in 2011.

The successful candidate is expected to start his/her appointment on November 1st, 2015. The position is awarded for 2 years. The salary will be commensurate with those of Polish researchers. For more information contact Dr. Agata Różańska (e-mail: agata@camk.edu.pl).

Applicants should send a copy of the PhD diploma, CV, publication list, resume with statement of research interests and plans (c.a. 3500 characters), and they should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to: Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, POLAND, (“Strong Gravity”). Documents can be submitted electronically in pdf format to recruitment@camk.edu.pl. Application deadline: September 30th, 2015.

The candidates will be informed about the selection results before October 31st 2015. For additional information please contact Dr. Agata Różańska (e-mail: agata@camk.edu.pl).