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Postdoctoral Research Positions in Computational Astrophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational astrophysics in the research group of Dr. Ondřej Pejcha at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. The successful candidates will lead development of new computational abilities to understand multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects). The work will be performed within the project “Cat-In-hAT” funded by the ERC Starting Grant. 

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

The position is initially for one year, renewable for up to three years, based on performance.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, computational physics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. The position includes competitive salary and research budget comparable to international fellowships.

Application instructions:  please submit CV, list of publications, statement on past research and future interests to pejcha@utf.mff.cuni.cz before February 29 2020.  Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be delivered to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed immediately as they come and the position will remain open until filled.

Included Benefits: Full Charles University employee benefits: health insurance (no or very small co-pays), 25 vacation days, 3 sick days, contributions to state pension fund, subsidized meals, parental leave, discounts for sports & wellness, Czech language classes, etc.