The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) for theoretical MHD in stellar physics.
Working in the field of magnetohydrodynamics, the successful applicant will design, develop and conduct numerical simulations in stellar physics. The central research aims are the determination of instability limits of magnetic fields in stellar interiors (including their nonlinear evolution) as well as simulations of the self-generation of magnetic fields (the so-called dynamo). The computational methods may involve fully nonlinear finite-difference/finite-volume codes with high resolution, on the one hand, and spectral codes (in spherical geometry) for linear stability studies, on the other hand.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in astrophysics or physics at the time of starting the position. A strong background in computational physics/numerical simulations as well as good English skills (written and spoken) are essential. Experience with topics in stellar and/or solar physics will be advantageous. The salary will be based on the German public service collective agreement at the pay grade TV-L E13. Adequate funding for work-related travel is available. Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, parental leave, and retirement benefits are included. The nominal starting date is 1 March 2023, but individual arrangements will be possible.
The position has a duration of 2 years and 6 months.