Prof. Dr. Friedrich Röpke

Group Leader

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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Physics of Stellar Object (PSO) Group

HITS is looking for a 
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Physics of Stellar Object (PSO) Group 
The PSO group targets at performing large-scale simulations of processes in stellar astrophysics including supernova explosions, stellar structure and evolution, and binary star interaction.
Your role

The successful candidate will carry out research in theoretical stellar astrophysics within the broader scope of the PSO group. 
Moreover, support and co-supervision of doctoral students is welcome.

What qualifies you for this job
Successful candidates should have a PhD degree (or be close to completion) in Physics or Astronomy. Candidates with strong backgrounds in developing massively parallel simulation codes, in numerical fluid dynamics, and in radiative transfer modeling are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The environment of this job 
You will work in the research group led by Prof. Friedrich Roepke at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, where you will find a first-class research environment and outstanding computational infrastructure and a generous research budget. HITS is also part of the vibrant astronomical research community of the Centre for Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the largest university-based astronomy group within Germany.
We offer

  • An international and thriving work environment.
  • Extensive social benefits, such as:
    • Subsidized cafeteria meals
    • Job ticket 
    • Allowance for further training and career development
    • Company pension plan and additional health care benefits
    • 30 days of paid vacation
    • Family-friendly working environment  

Learn more about Working at HITS
Informal inquiries on the post may be addressed to Prof Friedrich Roepke
The closing date for this position is 04.12.2022. The position is available beginning January 2023, but the starting date is negotiable.
To apply, please submit the following documents in a single PDF 

  • Full Curriculum vitae
  • Publications list
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Statement of research interest (max. 3 pages)

HITS gGmbH stands for equal opportunities and we strongly believe that our research benefits from inclusive and diverse teams.

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