Postdoctoral position in the radiative pulsar astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences
Department of Astrophysics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)


Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Toruń, Poland, to work on the radio emission from pulsars.

The successful applicant will join the team lead by Dr Jaroslaw Dyks and work on the project "Testing new ideas on the polarized radio pulsar emission", funded by an OPUS grant of the National Science Center, nr 2023/49/B/ST9/01783.

The project involves diverse possible types of research such as:

1) development of a numerical code to model the intramagnetospheric inverse Compton scattering,

2) fitting physical models to radio pulse data, or 3) heuristic analysis of single pulse polarization data on a number of pulsars.

Applications are welcome from candidates with background in theoretical, observational or computational pulsar astrophysics. In particular, we welcome persons interested in radiative processes, plasma physics, special relativity, polarization, and those keen to solve hard geometric puzzles. The ideal candidates have solid programming skills and good knowledge of English.

The position is for two years (1+1). The planned starting date is 1st October 2024.

Information about the application procedure can be found at the Official Announcement page.


Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

The gross monthly salary will be around 9400 PLN and a travel budget is available.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 29
Application Deadline
2024 Apr 30


dr Jarosław Dyks