Postdoc Position in Theoretical Stellar Astrophysics
Postdoc Position in Theoretical Stellar Astrophysics at HITS (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH) in Heidelberg, Germany
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position in theoretical stellar astrophysics starting in summer/fall 2019 (date negotiable).
The successful applicant will join the “Physics of Stellar Objects” group led by Prof. Friedrich Röpke. This group targets at performing large-scale simulations of processes in stellar astrophysics including supernova explosions, stellar structure and evolution, and binary star interaction. Candidates with strong backgrounds in developing massively parallel simulation codes, in numerical fluid dynamics, and in radiative transfer modeling are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition to performing research in theoretical stellar astrophysics, support and co-supervision of doctoral students is welcome.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics.
The successful candidate will have access to a powerful in-house compute infrastructure with several clusters. HITS is part of the vibrant astronomical research community of the Centre for Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the largest university-based astronomy group within Germany.
To apply, please enter your application via this link.
It should contain a full curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a statement of research interests. You will also be asked to supply the contact details of three referees who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf.
Applications need to be submitted by December 31, 2018.
Please understand that applications not submitted via the online system cannot be considered.
For further information please contact Prof. Friedrich Röpke (email@example.com)