PhD position in Theoretical Astrophysics at GSI Darmstadt, Germany

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Deadline:  2019-05-24

Location:  Darmstadt, Germany

GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world’s largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensuring each day to conduct world-class science.

In the division of “Theory” we are looking for a Physicist (m/f) in the field of Theoretical Astrophysics part time (66%) Posting ID:1840-19.53 to strengthen our team.

The project is funded by the Collaborative Research Center 881 “The Milky Way System” (CRC881). The CRC881 aims at a better understanding of the evolution of the Milky Way components including their nucleosynthetic enrichment by heavy elements. The successful candidate will perform numerical simulations of neutron star mergers using a general relativistic hydrodynamics tool to understand the contribution of these events to the Galactic enrichment. The project offers collaborative work with other groups at GSI and other institutes in Europe and the possibility of preparing a PhD thesis. The group is closely connected to the Heidelberg University (, where the candidate will be offered to defend his/her doctoral work.

Requirements: The candidate has successfully completed a scientific study of physics, diploma or Master of Science or equivalent. Verg good skills in programming and scientific computing are expected. Experience in neutrino physics, hydrodynamics, radiation transport, general relativity and/or nuclear physics is very desirable.

The position is limited to a term of 3 years. Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVoeD Bund). In an international research environment, we offer competent supervision and contribution to a very interesting research field.

GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

For any questions please contact PD Dr. Andreas Bauswein (a.bauswein[at]; Tel. 0 61 59 / 71 2693).

Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and

If you find this position interesting and challenging and would like to work in an exceptional, international, scientific environment, please submit your CV with two referee contacts, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the reference number above to the following address by 24.05.2019 to

GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH

or by email to: bewerbung[at]