Niels Bohr International Academy, University of Copenhagen

Fellowship ID:UCPH-NBIA-AST_PDRF [#1912]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2012/12/01 finished (posted 2012/09/24, updated 2013/06/02, listed until 2013/02/28)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Niels Bohr International Academy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics. This is a fixed term appointment, for a period of three (2+1) years. There are no formal teaching obligations associated with this position, however the successful applicant will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows at the NBIA, teach courses at various levels, and organize international meetings. The preferred starting date is Fall 2013, but this is negotiable and earlier dates are possible. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2012. Exceptionally qualified applicants to this position might be considered, upon nomination by the selection committee, for a five (3+2) year Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Astrophysics (

The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the NBIA is generously funded by an ERC Starting Grant and the Young Investigator Programme from the Villum Foundation, and is expected to grow significantly in the near future. The group strives for a comprehensive approach to astrophysics and has strong ties to the Computational Astrophysics Group. Its current research areas encompass both theoretical and numerical aspects of accretion physics, star and planet formation, as well as the inter-stellar and intra-cluster media. Candidates with overlapping interests and a solid background in the area of astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD and/or particle-in-cell codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets.

The Niels Bohr International Academy functions as a primary center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The NBIA hosts a large number of international visitors and workshops, as well as a yearly Summer Institute and PhD School. The members of the Academy regularly interact and collaborate with members of the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group, the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, and the Dark Cosmology Centre within the Niels Bohr Institute.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is scientific excellence.

Postdoctoral Fellows at the NBIA receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.

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Further Info:
+45 3532 5227
The Niels Bohr International Academy
The Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen, 2100

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