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Post-doctoral position in astrophysics of accreting sources

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC). We seek a candidate specializing in an analysis and interpretations of optical/UV/X-ray data from accreting sources (X-ray binaries, active galaxies), as well as in the development of theoretical models of physical processes around compact objects.


The selected candidate will do research within the “Strong Gravity” project, financed by the European Union 7th Framework Programme. Specific tasks 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 numerical 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 2011. Candidates can apply before finishing their PhD, if the PhD defense is scheduled for no later than June 30th, 2015 (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.


The successful candidate is expected to start his/her appointment in Summer or Fall 2015. The position is awared for 18 months The salary will be commensurate with those of Polish researchers and according to the rules of the EU 7th FP. For more information contact dr. Agata Rozanska (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 (max 4 pages), and they should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to: Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, POLAND, (“Strong Gravity”). All documents including recommendation letters can be submitted electronically in pdf format to recruitment@camk.edu.pl. Application deadline: February 28th, 2015.