European-funded postdoctoral and PhD positions in Theoretical Astrophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

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Deadline:  2022-11-30

Location:  Frankfurt, Germany

The group of Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics in Frankfurt invites applications for one postdoctoral and one PhD position in Computational Theoretical Astrophysics. The positions are funded by the EuroHPC initiative dedicated to the creation of the multi-Institute Center of Excellence of HPC applications (SPACE).

The work to be carried out will focus on the performance and scalability optimisation of numerical codes employed in relativistic-astrophysics simulations. Experience in HPC and GPU computing is required for the postdoctoral position and desirable for the PhD position. Candidates should have a PhD/MSc in astrophysics, physics or computer science for the postdoc/PhD position, respectively.

The postdoctoral position is for four years while the PhD position is for three. The preferred starting date is 01.06.2023, but later appointments can be negotiated.

The successful applicant(s) will be part of an international research group at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt, Germany. Interests of the group span from the modelling of the physics of neutron stars and black holes, to fundamental issues in gravitational physics ( Frankfurt am Main is a lively and international city, and Europe’s financial center.

The application should comprise a CV, a publication list, and a research summary. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will have to be sent by 30.11.2022 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidates are found.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to: Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT] indicating in the subject whether you are applying for the PD or PhD position.

Goethe University is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching. Qualified female researchers are therefore especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with severe disabilities and equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.