Massive stellar explosions and their environments: superluminous supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and gravitational wave sources (PhD project within the doctoral fellowship program INPhINIT "La Caixa".)
Job Position Description
The PhD position will be mainly observational and based on data spanning from UV-VIS-IR to radio. If there is interest, theoretical modelling can also be included in the project. The candidate will primarily work with spectral data, learning the whole process from reducing the raw spectra to making the final analysis. Other data such as UV-VIS-IR imaging or radio data might also play a role and the candidate will be trained to work with those kinds of data (both reduction and analysis). Furthermore, she/he will help in the daily activity of obtaining observations of new events based on a triggering schedule (usually week-long shifts) and learn how to apply for additional observing time at different telescopes. Programming knowledge or the use of standard astronomical software (e.g. IRAF) is an asset but not strictly required at the start of the fellowship. The main programming language will be Python, according to current standards in astronomy. We also require a good knowledge of English since all research activities are conducted in English and HETH is very international and not all group members speak Spanish. The candidate should be self-motivated and eager to work in the fast-paced and competitive field of transient astronomy. In turn we offer participation in a very active, fast-growing field with many possibilities for important contributions and publications, which is an asset when applying for postdoc positions.
Group Leader: Christina Thöne (firstname.lastname@example.org)