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Reference : UMR5274-CLADUP-008
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 648 euros gross monthly
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG, France). The successful candidate will join the ERC-CoG funded project SPAWN led by Benoît Cerutti to work on ab-initio plasma simulations of black hole magnetospheres.
The goal is to better understand the plasma dynamics, jet launching and particle acceleration in the close environment of a rotating black hole in the context of horizon-scale observations of supermassive black holes, with a particular emphasis on EHT and VLTI-Gravity observations of SgrA* and M87*.
The candidate will have access to the state-of-the-art general relativistic radiative particle-in-cell code Zeltron, and to high-performance computing facilities at the French and European levels.
The candidates must have a PhD in astrophysics or closely related disciplines, preferably with a strong background in computational astrophysics.
The IPAG laboratory consists of about 160 people active in fields as diverse as high energy astrophysics, astrochemistry, exoplanets, stellar and planetary formation, planetology and instrumentation, in particular optical interferometry with several active members of the Gravity collaboration including the co-PI of the instrument.
The successful candidate will be assigned to the SPAWN team.
The position is for a period of 2 years, up to a maximum of 3 years depending on the candidate's performance. The position has all standard social and medical benefits as well as a generous research and travel budget. The position is open for a start date of October 01, 2021.
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