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Post-doctoral position in computational astrophysics ("Astrophysics of gravitational waves")

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC PAN), in Warsaw, Poland, in the field of gravitational waves.


Successful applicant will work with Prof. Krzysztof Belczyński on the project "Astrophysics of gravitational waves" founded by the National Science Centre (grant MAESTRO 10).The contract is for 3 years.The main goal of the work concerns development of a Monte Carlo globular cluster dynamics code and its internal procedures in order to integrate it with the stellar evolution code StarTrack. The applicant is expected to perform full development of the code and validation of the results. The full astrophysical analysis of compact objects as a source of gravitational waves, their stellar and dynamical evolution inside the environment of the dense globular star clusters is expected to be published in scientific journals.


Applicant is expected to have some experience in star clusters dynamics, and at least several years experience in Fortran/C development and a significant knowledge of data analysis oflarge data sets.


Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Polish Academy of Sciences is a leading astronomical institute in Poland. It was established in 1978. The main subjects of research include: stellar astrophysics, binary systems, circumstellar matter, dense matter and neutron stars, black holes, accretion processes, structure and evolution of active galaxies, cosmology, extrasolar planets. The institute is involved in a number of international projects like H.E.S.S, CTA, Herschel, SALT, INTEGRAL, Fermi, and LIGO-VIRGO.


Applications (in pdf format) should be sent to: recruitment@camk.edu.pl by May 31st, 2020.and must include:
- a CV with list of publications,
- a copy of the PhD diploma,
- a short statement of research achievements and plans (maximum 2 pages),
- a scan of a signed DGPD form (available from https://www.camk.edu.pl/media/uploads_current/o_instytucie/rodo/ncn/rodo_deklaracja_ncn_ang.pdf In addition, at least two letters of recommendation should be arranged and sent directly by their authors to the same e-mail address.


The salary for the employment period is PLN 8376 gross per month.We expect the winning candidate to start the job as soon as June or July of 2020 but it is to some extent negotiable.

Questions about the position can be sent to: belczynski@camk.edu.pl