Postdoctoral position on modeling evolved massive stars

The Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens invites applications for1postdoctoralpositionon modeling evolved massive stars in nearby galaxies in the framework of the ERC consolidator grant titled “Episodic Mass Loss in Massive Stars: Key to Understanding the Explosive Early Universe” (ASSESS).

The aim of the program is to determine whether episodic mass loss is a dominant process in the evolution of the most massive stars. The successful candidate is expected to employ state-of-the-art stellar evolution models to theoretically reconstruct observational results on mass loss resulting from the project’s observational survey with the goal of drawing conclusions about the role of episodic mass loss. Applicants with previous experience in stellar evolution modeling, evolved massive stars, and mass loss are particularly encouraged to apply. The duration of the position will be up to 3 years.

The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, dynamic and independent, able to work within a diverse team. The candidate will work under the supervision of the PI, Dr. A. Bonanos. A PhD in (astro)physics or a related field is required.

Consideration of applications will begin on June 10th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A starting date in the Fall 2021 is anticipated. The salary is competitive, depending on experience, and a generous travel allowance will be provided.

Contact Dr. Alceste Bonanos: bonanos at

Detailed call: ERCadvert2021.pdf

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