ERC-funded Post-doctoral positions on Neutron Stars
Applications are invited for several Postdoctoral positions funded by the H2020 ERC Consolidator project: MAGNESIA - The impact of highly magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe. The positions will be based at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) in Barcelona, Spain,…
Applications are invited for several Postdoctoral positions funded by the H2020 ERC Consolidator project: MAGNESIA - The impact of highly magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe. The positions will be based at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) in Barcelona, Spain, and starting dates might be between June 2019 and early 2020, depending on specific needs. The host institution is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC), and it comprises several groups spanning from Astrophysics, Cosmology, Planets, Gravitational Waves, and Nuclear Astrophysics, and hosts several laboratories to shape next generation space and ground-based instruments. At the same time, Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, full of art, music, beautiful beaches, perfect weather, big mountains around, good food, extremely lively and family friendly.
We start the ERC MAGNESIA project searching for two postdoctoral fellows, with an initial appointment for two years, with possible renewal up to four years, depending on performance and the project needs. To strengthen our team, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated astrophysicists, both theorists and observers, with the will of contributing to a vibrant group, and sharing with us a passion for neutron stars, pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts, and the most explosive events in the Universe. Specifically we are looking for young researchers with expertise in any of those subjects: search for periodic and transient signals in multi-band data, multi-band data analysis, pulsar timing, multi-band follow-up of transient events, population synthesis, magnetic field evolution, Monte Carlo and MHD simulations. The group will have a proprietary computer cluster and a supporting computer scientist to run our analysis and simulations.
Applicants should hold a PhD-degree within the area of physics, be a social and enthusiastic person, and with the will of understanding the weird behaviour of the neutron star population. Salaries are relatively high for Spanish standards and needs, and they might vary depending on expertise and personal situation between 30-50 keuros (gross annual). All contracts include health insurance, retirement plan, parental leave, and unemployment benefits. The Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is strongly committed to welcome diversity.
Deadline: 2019. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.
How to apply: Send your CV, a 1-page research statement, and 3 reference letters to: Nanda Rea (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) .