The Institute for Astronomy of the ETH Zurich invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the new research group of Prof. Schawinski to work on active galaxies, galaxy-black hole co-evolution and the origin of black holes.
The successful candidate will be involved in the planning, execution and analysis of observational projects and the analysis of existing and ongoing multi-wavelength surveys of extragalactic deep fields. Experience with survey data, optical/NIR spectroscopy and Hubble/Chandra data would be a particular asset. There are also opportunities to get involved in Zooniverse citizen science projects.
The position is initially for two years, but can be extended to a third year. The salary scale is attractive (CHF 84'700 - 93'300) and there is substantial support for travel (observing, conference, collaboration), computing and publication charges. Zurich is regularly rated one of the top 10 cities of the world in terms of quality of life.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or related field and should send a CV, publication list and a brief (3 pages max.) summary of past research and future research interests as a single PDF to email@example.com and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to the same address, by 7 December 2012. For further information, please contact Prof. Schawinski (firstname.lastname@example.org).