Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany

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Deadline:  2022-11-30

Location:  Potsdam, Germany

The “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (the Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam led by Masaru Shibata (director) announces the opening of postdoc appointments. A few postdoctoral positions for 2+1 years will be available.

The “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division is currently composed of one group leader (Kenta Kiuchi), one senior scientist (Shinya Wanajo), and 10 postdoc researchers and focuses on several research topics in theoretical astrophysics, computational astrophysics, and general relativity. The current members in this division are working, e.g., in (i) numerical relativity with neutrino-radiation hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and viscous-hydrodynamics for merger and post-merger of neutron-star binaries and stellar collapse to black holes; (ii) modeling electromagnetic counterparts (kilonovae, short gamma-ray bursts, radio flare, precursors, etc) associated with neutron-star mergers; (iii) nucleosynthesis calculation associated with neutron-star mergers and stellar explosion; (iv) studies for the formation processes of a variety of black holes; (v) tidal disruption of white dwarfs by a supermassive black hole; (vi) MHD simulations for turbulent accretion disks and neutron stars; (vii) numerical-relativity simulation for supernova explosion; (viii) numerical relativity in alternative theories of gravity. Working on other topics (even for non-relativistic astrophysics) is also encouraged.

The researchers in the “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division can use high-performance computers at Max Planck Computing and Data Facility and local cluster machines in this division.

Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and statement of research interests. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters.

The deadline for the full consideration is November 30th, 2022. The positions will be available from any time after January 2023.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.