Postdoctoral position in astronomy - JRID41641

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
March 31, 2012
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 1, 2012
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Radboud University Nijmegen
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
P. Bisschop
Radboud University Nijmegen
Street Address Line 1: 
PO Box 9010
Zip/Postal Code: 
6500 GL
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astrophysics invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Galactic Magnetism group led by dr. Marijke Haverkorn. As a postdoc in this group, you will aim to characterize and understand interstellar magnetic fields in the ionized gas halo of the Milky Way through radio spectropolarimetry with the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR). You will use Rotation Measure Synthesis of these data sets to analyze the magneto-ionic medium, complemented by modeling and/or multi-wavelength data. Both observationally and theoretically oriented research proposals are encouraged.

The campus of Radboud University hosts approximately 17,500 students and is located within easy cycling distance from the lively centre of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Nijmegen is situated close to the German border and well connected to other major population centres in the Netherlands and Germany. The astronomy department at the Radboud University offers a collegial and vibrant work environment. It is firmly embedded in the Dutch and international astronomy and astroparticle physics community.

You are an enthusiastic, independent, and highly qualified candidate interested in observational and/or theoretical/computational aspects of scientific research on galactic magnetic fields and interstellar gas. You have a PhD in astronomy or astrophysics.

Applications should be sent to, stating vacancy number 62.07.12, before 1 April 2012, and should contain a curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page max) statement of research experience and interest, and three letters of reference to be sent separately. Review of applications will start in April 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

The salary will be on the standard Dutch university scale (2850 to 3300 euros gross/month depending on experience, taxes roughly between 20-30%). Some special tax deductions for foreigners exist. The position comes with a travel and computing budget. Medical insurance costs between 70 and 120 euros per month.