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Post-doctoral position in Astrophysics of Gravitational Waves

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

Successful applicant will work with Prof. Chris Belczynski and join young and dynamic group 
on the project "Astrophysics of gravitational waves" founded by the National Science Center 
(grant MAESTRO 10, nr 2018/30/A/ST9/00050).
The contract is for 3 years. The main goal of the work is to establish
the origin of LIGO/Virgo sources of gravitational waves. The evolution of massive
stars and the formation of black holes and neutron stars are of particular interest.
Expertise in detailed stellar and binary evolutionary calculations (e.g. MESA), or
population synthesis calculations, or neutron star/black hole formation will be very
useful for this position. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English, have good
publication record and have good knowledge of high energy physics, in particular in
context of compact objects. Successful applicant is expected to present and publish
her/his results at international conferences and in scientific journals.

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,

Applications will be collected throughout entire 2021 year until suitable candidate
is found, not later than December 31st, 2021.
The winning candidate may start the job as soon as possible, but not later
than February 28th, 2022.

Applications (in pdf format) should be sent to: 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  GDPR form.
In addition, at least two letters of recommendation should be arranged and sent directly by their authors to the same e-mail address.

The competitive salary for the employment period is PLN 8376 gross per month.
Additionally, significant international-research travel funds will be made available for the winning applicant.

Questions about the position can be sent to: