ERC-funded postdoc positions in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

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Deadline:  2023-05-15

Location:  Frankfurt, Germany

The group of Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics in Frankfurt invites applications for two more postdoctoral positions in Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics. The positions are funded by the ERC Advanced Grant “JETSET” and will be part of a large-scale, long-term effort to study the dynamics of relativistic jets on different scales and physical regimes.

Candidates should have a PhD in astrophysics, physics or applied mathematics. Knowledge and experience in modelling – either analytically or numerically – the electrodynamics of black holes and the properties of magnetised plasma are seen as importand added values.

The successful applicants 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 and proposal (4 pages max). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will have to be sent by 15.05.2023 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidate(s) is found.

The position is initially for two years and can be extended – depending on successful performance and availability of funds. The expected starting date is 01.09.2023, but earlier or later appointments can be negotiated.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to: Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT] and to CC-ed to rezzolla[AT]

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. Severely handicapped applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.