Contact:  nelemans[AT]astro.ru.nlLocation:  Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Applications are invited for two 2+1 year postdoctoral positions and two PhD positions at Radboud University in the Netherlands to work in the group of Gijs Nelemans on the formation of double neutron stars/black holes. The project aims to use population modelling and data from Gaia, pulsars, supernovae, radio pulsars and gravitational wave detections to constrain the various evolutionary phases.
The successful applicants will work in the following areas (subject to changes based on interest/expertise). PD1: Supernovae/radio pulsars, PD2: Joint EM-GW analysis, PhD1: High-Mass X-ray binaries, PhD2: double NS/BH. The PDs are encouraged to also pursue their own research programs.
The Department of Astrophysics, is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics. The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs, ~25 PhD students. Research activities focus on high-energy astrophysics, cosmic-rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, clusters and the Milky Way.
The positions are part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities, with gross/month salaries of 3000-4300 Euro depending on experience for the post-docs), 2100-2750 Euro for the PhDs.
Previous experience with stellar and binary evolution, supernovae, pulsars or gravitational waves is preferred. The PD applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics, the PhD applicants a MSc. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Gijs Nelemans (nelemans[AT]astro.ru.nl).
To apply, email a cover letter, CV and brief research statement to secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Also please arrange for 3 letters of references (PDFs) to be emailed secr[AT]astro.ru.nl. Complete applications received by September 1st, 2016 will receive full consideration. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.