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Post-doctoral position in neutron stars astrophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) in Warsaw, Poland, with preferred start in the Fall of 2017 or early 2018. The successful applicant will collaborate with Dr Brynmor Haskell on the physics of superfluid neutron stars, with a specific focus on pulsar glitches and gravitational wave source modelling.

The position is available for up to three years and will be funded from a Polish National Science Centre research project. Funding for travel and research equipment will also be provided.

NCAC is the leading astronomical institute in Poland and current research at the institute encompasses a broad range of both observational and theoretical subjects in modern astrophysics. NCAC scientists participate in many international projects, e.g. H.E.S.S., CTA, Fermi, Herschel, Virgo, LIGO, SALT, Gaia-ESO, ATHENA.

Candidates are required to have completed a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related discipline before the start date and no earlier than in 2011. Applicants should have a strong background in computational physics or astrophysics. Experience in neutron star physics, and in particular cooling or hydrodynamical simulations, will be an advantage but are not essential. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Brynmor Haskell (bhaskell@camk.edu.pl) to discuss the project further.

Applications (in pdf format) can be sent to bhaskell@camk.edu.pl and should include a copy of the applicant’s PhD diploma, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a brief statement of research interests and plans (2 pages). Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. For full consideration applications should be received by May 15th, 2017. The review of applications will begin soon after this date and continue until the position is filled.