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Deadline: 2014-01-01
Location: Paris, France

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Gravitational Dynamics at IAP, Paris

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP). The fellowship will begin on, or after, September 1st, 2014, for a maximum period of 2 years.

The candidate should have a PhD in astrophysics, physics or applied mathematics and research experience in numerical simulations of collisionless self-gravitating systems. Additional experience in numerical hydrodynamics is welcome. Whereas computer science skills are essential, a theoretical background in the dynamics of galaxies or large-scale structures is desirable.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development and applications of new Vlasov-Poisson solvers, as well as large N-body/hydrodynamical simulations of galaxies and large-scale structures in the Universe.

Funding will be available for travel and research expenses. The successful candidate will also have access to the local and national computing resources of the numerical simulation team of IAP.

Applications should be submitted by email to vlasix [AT] iap [DOT] fr as a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a CV including a publication list, a brief statement of past research (one page) and future aims (one page). Please also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to the same address.

Applications completed by January 1st, 2014, will receive full consideration.

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