(senior) postdoctoral position, Potsdam, Germany

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Deadline:  2023-02-12

Location:  Potsdam, Germany

As part of the ERC project “SMArt: From Subatomic to Cosmic Scales: Simulating, Modelling, and Analyzing Binary Neutron Star Mergers’ we are opening a postdoctoral position.

The position is located at the University of Potsdam within the Theoretical Astrophysics group. This group has strong ties to the Max Planck Fellow group “Multi-messenger Astrophysics of Compact Binaries”, as well as the “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” and “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” divisions at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.

We are looking for a candidate working on the interpretation and modeling of binary neutron star mergers. Hence, the successful candidate must have a strong background in (some of) the following topics: numerical relativity, gravitational wave modeling, kilonova modeling, and multi-messenger data analysis. It is beneficial to have experience in scientific programming.

While we are mainly looking for a senior researcher to fill the position, we also accept applications from younger researchers and PhD students shortly before graduation. Depending on seniority, the position can be handed out for up to five years and with a yearly gross salary ranging from about 55,000 to 70,000 Euro.

For the application, you will be asked to upload as a single pdf, a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, your list of publications, a (up to 3-page) statement of past and future research activities, and your University transcripts. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letters. If they encounter problems, referees may also send letters by email to cornelia.heinrich[AT]uni-potsdam.de.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is February 12, 2023. The position will start in autumn 2023, but the exact starting date can be adjusted.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. For further information, please contact Cornelia Heinrich (cornelia.heinrich[AT]uni-potsdam.de) for administrative questions. Questions considering the scientific topic should be sent to tim.dietrich[AT]uni-potsdam.de.