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Postdoctoral research position in Strong Gravity project

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), the leading astronomical institute in Poland.

We seek a candidate specializing in analysis and interpretations of optical/UV/X-ray data from accreting sources (X-ray binaries, active galaxies), as well as in development of theoretical models of physical processes around compact objects.

The selected candidate will do research within the “Strong Gravity” project, financed by the EU 7th Framework Programme. Specific task include, e.g., reduction of X-ray archival data, analysis and modelling of the data using standard software packages (e.g. XSPEC), development and implementation of codes describing physical processes around compact objects, etc.

PhD in astronomy or physics is required. Preference will be given to applicants with PhD received no earlier than in 2009. Candidates can apply before finishing their PhD, if the PhD defense is scheduled for no later than June 30th, 2013 (a letter from the supervisor stating the planned date of the defense must be submitted). A PhD diploma is required by the date of employment.

Successful candidates are expected to start their appointment on October 1st, 2013. The position is initially awarded for 2 years, with a possibility to extend it to 3rd year, depending on successful performance of the candidate and financing possibilities. The salary will be commensurate with those of Polish researchers. For more information contact Dr. Agata Różańska (e-mail: agata@camk.edu.pl).

Applicants should send a copy of the PhD diploma, CV, publication list, resume with statement of research interests and plans (c.a. 3500 characters), and they should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to: Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, POLAND, (“Strong Gravity”). Documents can be submitted electronically in pdf format to recruitment@camk.edu.pl. Application deadline: June 1st, 2013.

Prof. Marek J. Sarna

Director of Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomical Center