Postdoctoral position in theoretical high-energy astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Turun yliopisto
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Work Arrangement

Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Tuorla observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku. The postdoc is expected to do independent research work in the field of theoretical high-energy astrophysics, in particular, on physics of neutron stars and black holes, and to participate in teaching of the basic- and advanced-level courses in both astronomy and physics as well as to supervise undergraduate and graduate students. 

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 high-energy astrophysics. Experience with accretion disc physics, general relativity, MHD, particle-in-cell and Monte-Carlo methods as well as teaching experience will be considered as a plus. 

The employment starts on Jan 1, 2018 or some later date to be agreed upon. The appointment is for two years and 8 months, with a trial period of four months. Depending on experience, the gross salary is within 3300 – 3700 € per month.

For more information, contact Juri Poutanen tel. +358 2-333 8943 / +358-400-640684, e-mail: juri.poutanen at The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Applications should be submitted electronically via link

Applications in English must include as attachments CV, list of publications, and a statement of research and teaching experience and plans (max. 4 pages). At least two letters of recommendation must be arranged to be sent to juri.poutanen at by the application deadline.  

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

All employees in Finland and at University of Turku enjoy full access to the national health care system. The position includes 5 weeks paid annual leave. For employees with small children there are extra possibilities of leave and there are state provided daycare facilities. 

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2017 Nov 12
Application Deadline
2017 Dec 10


Juri Poutanen