ERC-funded position in computational astrophysics

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational astrophysics in our research group. The successful candidate will lead development of new computational abilities to understand multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects, supernovae). The work will be performed within the project “Cat-In-hAT” funded by the ERC Starting Grant.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, computational physics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates with experience with simulations of stellar convection, turbulence, and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. The position includes competitive salary and research budget on the level of international fellowships.

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

Please submit CV, list of publications, statement on past research and future interests to  Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be delivered to the same email address. 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, 5 personal development days, contributions to state pension fund, subsidized meals, parental leave, discounts for sports & wellness, Czech language classes, etc.