Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Astrophysics

Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Astrophysics

EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Your mission:

A 3-year postdoc position is available at the Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The position is part of a SNF PRIMA project (“Magnetohydrodynamical dynamos: Astrophysical and cosmological applications and observational signatures”) of Dr. Jennifer Schober and is within the broad topics of astrophysical magnetohydrodynamics and radio astronomy.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

A motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher will be recruited for a project on the origin, evolution, and properties of magnetic fields in galaxies. Key questions within the project are:

  • How does turbulence amplify magnetic fields via magnetohydrodynamical dynamo processes?
  • What are the signatures of galactic dynamos?
  • How can models be probed with the current and next generations of (radio) telescopes?
  • The research includes analytical and numerical modelling of the interstellar medium as well as analyzing observational data sets from SKA pathfinders.

Your profile:

  • A formal requirement for the position is a PhD in physics/astrophysics.
  • A background in (theoretical) astrophysics and cosmology as well as in magnetohydrodynamics is necessary.
  • Good programming skills in python, Mathematica, and/or similar would be very beneficiary.
  • Working knowledge of English is required.

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