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Deadline: 2015-02-28
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

PhD position in accretion flows onto black holes, Frankfurt, Germany

The group of Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics invites applications for one PhD position to carry out research in Relativistic and Computational Astrophysics, at Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The candidates should have a MSc in physics or applied mathematics and a strong background in astrophysics, general relativity and have been exposed to the basics of computational physics. Proficiency in a programming language will be considered an important added value.

The successful applicant will be part of a lively research group recently set-up at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt am Main and concentrate on the modelling of accretion flows onto supermassive black holes.

The application should comprise a CV, a list of the courses attended, and a summary of the research carried in the MSc. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will be have to be sent by 28.02.2015 for full consideration. The position is expected to start on 15.04.2015, but earlier or later appointments can be negotiated.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to Luciano Rezzolla (rezzolla[AT]th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de) and CC-ed to Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT]th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de