The gravitational lensing group of the Argelander-Institut fuer Astronomie (AIfA) at the University of Bonn invites applications for one or more postdoctoral researchers. The AIfA currently hosts about 100 scientific staff members, postdocs, fellows, and PhD students. It constitutes, together with the neighboring Max-Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie, one of the major astronomical centers in Germany. The large fraction of foreign researchers and students implies that the working language at the institute is English. The lensing group is actively involved in the CFHTLenS and KiDS surveys as well as the Euclid space mission of ESA.
Successful applicants are expected to conduct frontline research in the newly formed Emmy Noether research group of Dr. Hendrik Hildebrandt working on weak gravitational lensing magnification techniques, and to participate actively in the KiDS survey and the
preparation of the Euclid mission. Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics or a closely related field. The appointment will
initially be for two years, with a possible extension for a further year, depending on funding and progress. Interested candidates should
send an application, together with a CV, publication list and a summary of current research interests in form of a single pdf file, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent before December 6, 2012, to email@example.com.
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