We are hiring 2 postdocs!

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Computational and Observational Astrophysics

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions in our research group:

  1. Computational Astrophysics: multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects). Funded by the ERC Starting Grant “Cat-In-hAT“. The position is initially for one year, renewable for up to three years based on performance.
  2. Observational Astrophysics: research projects in the field of time-domain astronomy (transients, eclipsing binaries, variable stars, and asteroids) utilizing data from the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae and other ground- and space-based surveys. Funded by grant to support collaboration between Charles University, Ohio State, and Hawaii). The position is initially for two years, extendable to three years total based on performance and availability of funding.

The research group has access to a dedicated computer cluster and is connected to observational efforts in time-domain astronomy as part of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, computational physics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. The positions include internationally competitive salary and research budget. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions:  Please submit CV, list of publications, statement on past research and future interests, and names and addresses of 3 references to pejcha@utf.mff.cuni.cz. Please indicate which position you are interested in. Applications will be reviewed starting December 31 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.