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Vacancies: Postdoctoral position in theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a second postdoctoral fellowship for research on theoretical and computational astrophysics in the group of Dr. Jonathan Mackey. The project, “High-Energy Radiation from Interaction Supernovae”, is funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) Laureate Awards programme and will investigate particle acceleration and high-energy radiation processes in stellar-wind bubbles and supernovae interacting with dense stellar winds.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a salary (plus generous pension and social insurance contributions), computer equipment needed for work, and a travel allowance. This is a fixed term position for 2 years, including an inital probationary period. The proposed start date is January 2020.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy & Astrophysics, with research experience in theoretical and computational High-Energy Astrophysics. The ideal candidate will have experience with computer simulation and modelling of particle acceleration in supernova shockwaves, including calculating multiwavelength emission for comparison with observations. She/He will have demonstrated excellent mathematical and computational skills, be strongly self-motivated, able to conduct independent research as part of a team, and have excellent written and spoken English language skills. Access to supercomputing time in Ireland and other European supercomputing centres will be available.

Membership of the H.E.S.S. collaboration will be provided for, including travel to collaboration meetings. The successful candidate will work with Jonathan Mackey and other group members, and will have the opportunity to collaborate locally and internationally within the H.E.S.S. collaboration, and with Prof. Aharonian, Prof. Drury and other colleagues at DIAS.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae including a publication list, plus a statement of research interests and career goals (both as PDF documents), and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by email to Anne Grace (ag@cp.dias.ie). Informal scientific enquiries about the positions may be directed to Jonathan Mackey (jmackey@cp.dias.ie), and submission enquiries may be made to Anne Grace (ag@cp.dias.ie).

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is an equal opportunities employer.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th August 2019 at 5pm GMT.

More info:
Jonathan Mackey’s webpage: https://homepages.dias.ie/jmackey/
DIAS Astronomy & Astrophysics: https://www.dias.ie/cp/astro/
Irish Research Council Laureate Awards: http://research.ie/funding/ircla/?f=principal-investigator-led
H.E.S.S.: https://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/hfm/HESS/pages/home/som/2018/03/