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Reference : UMR7095-MARVOL-002
Workplace : PARIS 14
Date of publication : Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 36 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : from 3150 to 3900 euro (gross) monthly
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The successful applicant will work on the numerical modeling of massive black hole dynamics, and the gravitational wave and electromagnetic properties of massive black hole binaries and mergers in cosmological simulations. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Marta Volonteri and Yohan Dubois as part of the project MBH_Waves.
The postdoc will be responsible for the development and analysis of large numerical simulations and the dynamical modeling of massive black hole binaries.
We are looking for candidates with strong numerical and methodological skills, experience with dynamical models, familiarity with hydrodynamical (ideally, cosmological) simulations, background in evolution of galaxies and astrophysical black holes. Solid programming skills (e.g, Python, Fortran, or C) and a good level of English are essential.
The Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris is a leading astrophysics institute in France, with over 60 associated researchers, plus postdocs and PhD students, and an extensive international visitors program. This position is part of the project “Massive black hole mergers: light and gravitational waves” funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Besides IAP, the other participating nodes are the laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC: Stas Babak, Antoine Petiteau, Chiara Caprini), the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP: Natalie Webb), the Observatoire de Paris (GEPI: Susanna Vergani), providing the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment spanning simulations, astrophysics, gravitational wave data analysis and multimessenger observations.
Constraints and risks
Applicants are required to have obtained a PhD in physics, astronomy or related subject by the time of the appointment.
The starting date is flexible between Spring and Fall 2022
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