Post-doctoral position in extragalactic astrophysics at the STAR Institute of the University of Liège, Belgium
We are seeking for a talented researcher to analyze various data sets of microlensed quasars. Specifically, the candidate is expected to work on the development of innovative tools to extract constraints on the accretion disc, broad line region and/or outflows from microlensed spectra.▾ moreProject: Gravitational microlensing provides a unique tool to zoom-in into the inner regions of quasars and reveal their elusive structure. We are seeking for a talented researcher to analyze various data sets of microlensed quasars. Specifically, the candidate is expected to work on the development of innovative tools to extract constraints on the accretion disc, broad line region and/or outflows from microlensed spectra. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with Drs D. Hutsemékers and D. Sluse at the STAR Institute (https://www.star.uliege.be).
Experience: Candidates with experience in emission line formation, radiative transfer or accretion disc simulations are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with microlensing simulations would be an asset.
Requirements: PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline, obtained no more than 5 years ago at the start date of the contract. In addition, the candidate cannot have spent more than 24 months in Belgium during the last 3 years.
Language: A good command of English or French is required.
Contract and remuneration: The contract is for a fixed-term duration of two years. The successful candidate is expected to start no later than July 1, 2021, although exceptions might be considered. The net monthly salary is around 2400 euros, with additional travel support. The position is funded by the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS).
Application: The application must include a motivation letter, a CV, a publication list and a summary of research expertise and interests (one page). The application in pdf should be sent to Dr. D. Hutsemékers (d.hutsemekers @ uliege.be) before January 31, 2021. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. The candidate should arrange three reference letters to be sent at the same address.