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Deadline: 2016-11-30
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Long-term postdoctoral position in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

The group of Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics in Frankfurt invites applications for a long-term postdoctoral position in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics.

Candidates should have a PhD in astrophysics, physics or applied mathematics. Research experience with simulations in numerical relativity, relativistic hydrodynamics and MHD are not essential but favourably evaluated. Candidates with knowledge and experience in modelling the dynamics of binary systems of neutron stars are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be part of an international research group recently set-up at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt, Germany. Interests of the group span from the modelling of the physics of neutron stars and black holes, to fundamental issues in gravitational physics (https://relastro.uni-frankfurt.de/). Frankfurt am Main is a lively and international city, and Europe’s financial center.

The application should comprise a CV, a publication list, and a research summary and proposal. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will be have to be sent by 30.11.2016 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidate is found.

The position is initially for three years and can be extended up to five years; the expected starting date is 01.09.2017, but earlier/later appointments can be negotiated.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to: Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT]itp.uni-frankfurt.de