Postdoctoral position in numerical modeling of astrophysical plasmas

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
CNRS/Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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Job Description

The Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in numerical computing for astrophysics. Our aim is to pioneer a new generation of magnetohydrodynamic codes tailored for the Exascale computing era, specifically to investigate astrophysical conditions crucial for planet formation: exploring the formation of proto-planetary disks, the properties of the interstellar medium and galaxies.

The primary mission involves advancing the Dyablo code to model the advection-diffusion transport of cosmic rays within magnetized plasma. This crucial development will facilitate a comprehensive understanding of how cosmic ray feedback influences the dynamics and thermochemistry of gas in astrophysical contexts.

This collaborative effort involves a team of approximately ten permanent researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students. Key contributors hail from the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, Department of Astrophysics of the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, and other valued members within the collaboration.

Applicants should possess, or be near completion of, a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification or experience. The ideal candidate will likely demonstrate significant research experience in extragalactic astrophysics, with a specialization in hydrodynamic simulations and parallel computing.

Salary & Benefits:
The salary for this position ranges from €32,400 to €46,800 per year, depending on qualifications and experience. Additionally, this includes medical insurance coverage, paid vacations, and available travel funds.

For further details and application procedures, please visit the linked Application website below.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 10
Application Deadline
2024 Feb 08


Yohan Dubois