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Reference : UMR7550-JERPET-004
Workplace : STRASBOURG
Date of publication : Monday, January 04, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : The salary is from 2675.28 euros gross per month depending on experience.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The Strasbourg Observatory, France, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on theoretical and observational aspects of pulsar emission mechanism. The position is funded by the French National Research Agency ANR-MORPHER "Modelling, observing, searching pulsars from high energy to radio".
The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Jérôme Petri, lecturer at Strasbourg University either on interpreting radio single-pulse dynamics and polarization observations in conjunction with X-ray and gamma-ray observations or on performing numerical simulations of pulsar magnetospheres and studying plasma instabilities and wave propagation in the magnetosphere.
The candidate has to have a PhD degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related discipline, or must be awaiting the award of the Ph.D. degree after submitting the doctoral thesis to a university. A strong background in expertise in numerical and computational aspects of relativistic plasma astrophysics and/or analyzing and interpreting X-ray/gamma-ray observations of pulsars will be given preference.
Research activities at Strasbourg Observatory are centred on high energy astrophysics, stellar physics, galactic dynamics and cosmolgy, with faculty members pursuing research in diverse areas of astrophysics (visit the website http://astro.unistra.fr).
Applications containing a curriculum vitae, summary of research experience and the names and e-mail addresses of two or more referees should be sent via the CNRS portal by January 31st, 2021. Applicants should also request their referees to send in recommendation letters by the same deadline. All enquiries should also be made via the CNRS portal.
The initial contract is for 12 months, renewable up to a maximum of 36 months.
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