Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Physics/Neutron Stars, Coimbra, Portugal

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Deadline:  2021-09-15

Location:   Coimbra (Portugal)/Potsdam (Germany)

The Centre for Physics of the University of Coimbra invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the interplay between gravitational wave physics and nuclear astrophysics. The Postdoctoral researcher will join an interdisciplinary and innovative research project in the interface between astrophysics, nuclear physics, and gravitational-wave astronomy. The successful candidate will work in tight collaboration with Dr. Violetta Sagun in Coimbra on neutron star physics and with Prof. Tim Dietrich in Potsdam on numerical-relativity simulations. While the position will be primarily based at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), long-term stays at the University of Potsdam will be possible.

A necessary requirement is a PhD degree in Physics or Astrophysics. A background in nuclear astrophysics, theoretical gravitational-wave physics, numerical relativity, and computational astrophysics is beneficial. Experience in general-relativistic numerical simulations is highly welcomed.

Applications, which have to be sent electronically to Violetta Sagun (violetta.sagun[AT], should include a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, copies of the MS and PhD certificates. Three recommendation letters should be sent separately to the above-mentioned e-mail.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The application deadline for full consideration is September 15th, 2021. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The position is for one year with a possibility of extension. The expected starting date is on the 1st of January, 2022.

The University of Coimbra is an equal opportunity employer with welcoming working conditions, career development, and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit Coimbra University site ( and the Centre for Physics site (