The relativistic astrophysics group at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Valencia “UVEG” (http://www.uv.es/daa) is seeking applications from highly motivated and competitive candidates for one VESF-funded postdoctoral position for a duration of two years in the area of gravitational-wave astrophysics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct numerical simulations in general relativity in order to build an improved catalog of gravitational waveforms from neutron star mergers. The study will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. José A. Font. Work on this topic will be performed in close collaboration with Prof. Luciano Rezzolla at the Albert Einstein Institute (Germany).
The UVEG group conducts research aimed at understanding the physics and dynamics of some of the most representative scenarios in the field of relativistic astrophysics, namely relativistic jets (in active galactic nuclei, or in progenitors of gamma-ray bursts), and compact stellar objects (neutron stars and black holes), as well as at analyzing the electromagnetic and gravitational radiation emitted from such sources. In order to achieve these goals the UVEG group strongly relies on multidimensional numerical magneto-hydrodynamical simulations in general relativity.
Senior members of the UVEG relativistic astrophysics group are Miguel-Angel Aloy, Jose A. Font, Jose M. Ibañez and Jose M. Marti. The group also includes a number of research students and postdocs.
The deadline for the applications is Dec. 31st, 2010 and the position will have to be filled by March 1st, 2011. Gross salary is 35.000 euros/year.
Interested candidates please contact:
Prof. Jose Antonio Font
Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica
Edificio de Investigacion
Universidad de Valencia
Dr. Moliner, 50
E-46100 Burjassot (Valencia), Spain