Applications are invited for one permanent university researcher position at the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA) of the University of Turku, Finland. The position is available from 1 January 2013, with a trial period of four months.
FINCA is a national research institute that takes care of Finnish co-operation with the Euroopan Southern Observatory (ESO); practises and co-ordinates high quality astronomical research and technological development work related to ESO; participates in research training; and promotes co-operation of Finnish universities in astronomy. For more information, see: http://finca.utu.fi,
The job consists of independent scientific research in any subject area practiced by FINCA, and participation in teaching, supervision of graduate students, and administration. The position requires a PhD in astronomy or a closely related subject, relevant experience, and demonstrated skills in leading a research group and acquiring external research funding. Experience in observational ground-based astronomical research and/or with ESO is essential. Depending on qualifications, the gross salary is within the range of 3800 – 4800 Eur/month. In exceptional cases, a higher salary level may be considered. For more information, contact the director of FINCA, prof. Jari Kotilainen, tel. +358 (0)2 333 8250, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications by e-mail to: email@example.com is 1 November 2012. Applications must include a CV, a list of publications (with 10 most important publications marked), an ESO-related research plan (max. 4 pages), and the contact details of at least two referees.