PhD in Computational Astrophysics

University of Hamburg (Germany)

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Contact: Franco Vazza (
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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position in computational astrophysics at the University of Hamburg. The position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through the Starting Grant “MAGCOW-The Magnetised Cosmic Web” with Principal Investigator Dr.Franco Vazza (University of Bologna, Italy & University of Hamburg, Germany). URL: The overall theme of the research topic is the simulation of extragalactic magnetic fields in cosmological simulations, and the study of possible observational diagnostics to assess their origin with forthcoming radio surveys. Candidates with a strong background in physics, astronomy and numerical methods are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Marcus Brüggen and Dr. Franco Vazza. The University of Hamburg is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women to apply. Funding for travel to attend and present at domestic and international meetings will be available, as well as to keep the candidate connected with the MAGCOW group at the University of Bologna. In order to apply for this position, please send a 3-pages (maximum) application, containing: a) a Curriculum Vitae (with the following information: personal data, formation and career, main skills & expertise, and publications when available) and b) a short motivation letter for this position. Applications must be sent by the deadline via email to no later than 30th of April 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be asked of recommendation letters and of a short interview only in a second stage. Included Benefits: Standard benefits incl. health care and social security are provided.