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Location: Bremen, Germany

Postdoc Position in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics at Jacobs University Bremen

Position available immediately, without any restriction on citizenship.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics, in exceptional cases also in Mathematics or Computer Science. The main topic of the project will be related to the tidal disruption of stars by massive black holes, but other topics related to compact objects may also be studied. The current research interests of the group comprise space-plasma physics, galaxy clusters, compact objects, binary systems, supernova explosions, Gamma-ray bursts, nucleosynthesis, sources of gravitational waves and computational methods.

Jacobs University Bremen is an English-speaking private research University in the North of Germany. Jacobs University has excellent local computing facilities and access to national supercomputing centres.The selection process will begin 15 December 2010, but applications will be considered for as long as the position is available.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rosswog
Jacobs University Bremen
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen, Germany
Email: s.rosswog[AT]

Candidates should send HARDCOPIES (no emails, please) of their application material (curriculum vitae, publication list, summary of current research interests; max. 2 pages) to the above address. They should also arrange for two letters of reference to arrive by the same date.

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