Nordita, NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Position ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDCHEA18 [#12243]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Computational High-Energy Astrophysics at Nordita
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 106 91, Sweden [map]
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Astrophysics
Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Astroparticle Physics, astrophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics
Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics, Numerical Simulations
Computational Science and Engineering / Modeling and Simulation, Numerical Methods
Astronomy (more...)
Appl Deadline:2018/11/30* (posted 2018/10/04)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in computational high-energy astrophysics.

Appointments are for two years starting 1 January, 2019 or some other date to be agreed upon.

Job Description

The successful candidate will work on development of methods for radiative kinetic simulations and their applications in the area of high-energy astrophysics that include black holes of all scales, neutron stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

The appointee will be located at Nordita, Stockholm. The contract follows the stipend rules at Nordita.


Candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in physics or astronomy or a related field and a proven record of scientific research in theoretical/computational high-energy astrophysics. Experience with MHD, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods will be considered as a plus.

How to Apply

Only online applications will be accepted. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of the research background. Additionally, candidates must arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted.

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2018

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for the Nordita Fellowships 2019-2021 with a deadline of 15 November, 2018.


For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Alexandra Veledina (


Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities.

Further information about Nordita can be found at

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SE-106 91 Stockholm

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