3-year PhD position at the Astronomical Observatory in Strasbourg

Contribution of multipolar fields to the radio and high-energy emission of pulsars

The High-Energy group of the Astronomical Observatory in Strasbourg, France, invites applications for a PhD position in theoretical high-energy astrophysics. The position is open to candidates from all countries. The successful candidate will work with Pétri Jérôme on multiwavelength emission processes in pulsar magnetospheres. The research will be carried out in the framework of the Strasbourg Observatory.

The PhD position is fully-funded for three years. The successful candidate must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) delivered by a non-french university by the PhD starting date, which is October 1st 2015. Candidates should have a background in high-energy astrophysics and, most importantly, programming experience and a strong interest in numerical simulations. He/she will work on multipolar magnetic fields in neutron star mgnetospheres. This task involves to develop and improve simulation techniques as well as to analyze the simulation results and compare them with available observations. Applications need to be submitted before May 24th 2015.

Candidates should have a university diploma in physics, astronomy or a related field. The appointment will be for three years. Applicants should send a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, educational record, and a short statement of research interests. Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Pétri Jérôme (jerome.petri@astro.unistra.fr). Electronic applications are encouraged. The deadline for applications is May 24th 2015.

Website: http://amwdb.u-strasbg.fr/HighEnergy/spip.php?article271