The Copernicus Astronomical Center is announcing an opening for a one-year research position with Professor Włodek Kluźniak for work on accretion flows and jets. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. , must have a strong mathematical background and must have won recognition for their work at least at the national level. Preference will be given to recent doctoral degree recipients.
The position is financed by a grant of the Polish National Science Center. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and is expected to be competitive in the Polish academia.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of successful research in the general-relativistic hydrodynamics of luminous compact objects.
The application deadline is December 1, 2016.
The expected employment term is January 2017 through May 2018.
Applications, including letters of reference may be submitted electronically, preferably in pdf format, at email@example.com or by post at
Sekretariat CAMK PAN
ul. Bartycka 18/
tel. +48 22 8411086,
The application should include a CV, and a brief (no more than 2 pages) statement of purpose including a description of research interests and experience. Two (or more) confidential letters of reference should be solicited from senior scientists familiar with the candidate's work to arrive by December 7.
Interested candidates are encouraged to seek additional information by e-mail, directly from Professor Kluźniak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About The Institute
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.
Astronomers from the Copernicus Center are involved in a numer of major international observational projects such as: H.E.S.S., CTA (observations of ultra high energy photons (TeV) via detection of Cherenkov radiation), Herschel (satellite observations in IR domain), SALT (Southern African Large Telescope), INTEGRAL, Fermi (satellite observations of gamma rays). Project SOLARIS, search for extrasollar planetary systems, financed in part by European Research Council (Starting Independent Researcher Grant) is carried at the Copernicus Center. The ground station for the control of the first Polish scientific satellite BRITE is located at the Copernicus Center as well.
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