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Deadline: 2020-10-01
Location: Valencia, Spain

PhD-Position in computational astrophysics, Valencia, Spain

Applications are invited for one PhD position at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the Universidad de Valencia. The position will be funded for three years by the Generalitat Valenciana through the CIDEGENT program to support excellent researchers. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of M. Gabler in the field of core-collapse supernova explosions with a strong focus on numerical simulations.

The group at the DAA has a very strong background in the field of computational astrophysics like special and general relativistic astrophysics, magneto-hydrodynamics, and the numerical study of astrophysical plasmas. In the group, the corresponding numerical tools are used to study astrophysical phenomena like (relativistic) jets, compact objects like neutrons stars, magnetars, or black holes, and supernova explosions.

The successful candidate will work with a three-dimensional, hydrodynamic code and perform long-time evolution of supernova simulations to bridge the gap between the explosion and the late supernova remnant stage. Applicants with interest in computational astrophysics, 3D data analysis and data visualization are welcome to apply. In particular, we encourage applications of candidates with experience in numerical modeling of physical phenomena in general or with a background in the analysis and/or visualization of thee-dimensional data sets.

The application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, transcripts of university grades and degrees a brief description of research interests, and a list of one to three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.
Applications should be received by October 1st, 2020, but will be considered until the position is filled. Starting date can be as early as January 2021. Please send applications to:
Michael Gabler
Departament d’Astronomia i Astrofísica
Edifici d’Investigacio Jeroni Munyoz
C/ Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot (Valencia)

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