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Postdoctoral research position in X-ray astrophysics

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 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 OPUS project financed by National Science Center, and titled: Hot Universe in X-rays. Specific tasks include, e.g., reduction of X-ray archival data, analysis and modelling of spectroscopic data of high energy resolution, development and implementation of numerical codes describing physical processes around compact objects, simulations of signal for new generation ATHENA future mission.
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, 2017. The position is initially awarded for 2 years (no later than the end of the project). The salary will be commensurate with those of Polish researchers.

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: Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, POLAND). Documents can be submitted electronically in pdf format to: Application deadline: August 30th, 2017.

The candidates will be informed about the selection results before Sept. 30th, 2017. For additional information please contact Dr Agata Różańska (e-mail: