PhD position in radiative transfer and high-energy astrophysics

We invite applications for one PhD position to carry out research in Relativistic Astrophysics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Candidates should have an MSc in astrophysics or physics, a strong background in high-energy astrophysics, as well as exposure to methods in computational physics. A background in numerically solving radiation transfer problems and a familiarity with radiation processes and spectral line formation is highly desirable.

The successful applicant will be part of a lively research group recently set-up at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and concentrate on the modeling and imaging of accretion flows onto supermassive black holes in support of the ERC Synergy project Black Hole Cam.

The application should comprise a CV, a list of the courses attended, and a summary of the research carried in the MSc. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will be have to be sent by 31.05.2015 for full consideration. The position is expected to start on 01.09.2015, but earlier or later appointments can be negotiated.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to Luciano Rezzolla (rezzolla[AT] and CC-ed to Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT]