PhD position in stellar astrophysics, Valencia, Spain

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Deadline:  2022-06-16

Location:  Valencia, Spain

The groups of Computer Aided Modeling of Astrophysical Plasma (CAMAP) at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) of the University of Valencia (UV) and of Relativistic Astrophysics (RA) at the Department of Applied Physics (DAP) of the University of Alicante (UA) have a long-lasting tradition of more than 20 years of collaboration in the field of Computational Relativistic Astrophysics. Our corresponding departments work on a variety of topics such as radio observations, theoretical cosmology, and relativistic astrophysics including compact stellar objects, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts, and gravitational waves.

The CAMAP and RA groups have an opening for a PhD position in the field of Small-scale modelling of the physics in of Core-Collapse Supernova.

A major focus of our groups lies on the numerical modelling of stellar core collapse with rotation and magnetic fields. We are looking for a young researcher intent on contributing to these lines of research under the supervision of the senior group members (M.A. Aloy, J. A. Pons and/or M. Obergaulinger). Carrying out a PhD project in this field benefits from a familiarity with or interest in numerical magnetohydrodynamics and neutrino transport, multi-messenger astrophysics, and high-performance computing. Applicants should hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in physics or astronomy, as well as a Bachelor degree in a related field obtained in a country outside of the EU. A good knowledge of stellar astrophysics, experience in numerical modelling, and a good command of the English language are advantageous for the position. The successful candidate will enrol in the PhD program of the University of Valencia offering courses and seminars to complete their formation. The thesis project is expected to be completed in three years. The student will be hired with a labour contract with the salary and benefits (including health insurance) which are typical at the University of Valencia.

We aim to fill the position as soon as possible, with the possibility of starting by September 16th 2022. Later starting of the position is possible under justified conditions. We are looking forward to receiving your application by June 10th 2022 via email (see below). Applications should include a motivation letter, copies of the Master and Bachelor degree (or equivalent), a curriculum vitae and statement of previous research, and the name and contact details of up to two experienced scientists (a letter of reference is not needed but appreciated, just the contact details).

The University of Valencia emphasizes equal opportunities and diversity in its personnel policy and strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply.

For further questions please contact Miguel Angel Aloy, miguel.a.aloy[at]