Job: PhD position

Deadline: February 23rd, 2024, 23:59 CET

Posted by MagoMerlino on January 16, 2024 · 2 mins read

Applications are invited for a PhD position at the Theoretical Physics Institute (TPI) FSU Jena, Germany, to work on MHD simulations of magnetised neutron stars.

The successful applicants will join the team led by Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi and work on the project “MERLIN: Magnetic field dynamics in neutron stars”, funded by a Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft grant BE 6301/6-1. The project is an international collaboration with a team lead by Dr Brynmor Haskell at Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland.

The overall project aim is to use numerical simulations to understand the magnetic field configuration in neutron star interiors and investigate the role of turbulence in its evolution. The candidate for this position will be based in Jena; periodic travels to Warsaw are expected to analyse simulation data and study the astrophysical implications of the results. Experience in either modelling magnetized neutron stars or in general relativistic hydrodynamics is desired.

The application should be sent by e-mail to by February 23rd, 2024, 23:59 CET. Review of the applications shall commence immediately after that and short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Please submit a single PDF file and use as e-mail subject: Application for PhD position – SURNAME NAME. Candidates should submit the following documents:

  1. a copy of their MSc diploma or a binding statement of its date of completion,
  2. a CV including the list of publications,
  3. a short statement of research achievements and interests (maximum 3 pages).

In addition, letters of recommendation should be arranged and sent directly by their authors to the same e-mail address above.

Questions about the position can be sent to: