The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam( AlP) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in the area of cosmology and large-scale structure research. The candidate is expected to contribute either to gas-dynamical simulations of galaxy formation, the intergalactic medium and reionisation, or to the analysis of large-scale structures in redshift surveys in comparison to simulations.
The AIP is located in the beautiful Potsdam/Babelsberg area , at the southwestern border of the Berlin metropolitan area. About 120 scientists work on a variety of astrophysical topics, ranging from stellar activity to extragalactic astrophysics. Potsdam is also the home of the Albert-Einstein-Institute for Gravitational Physics, the Physics & Astronomy department of Potsdam University and several other research institutions.
Starting in 2013, the initial appointment will be made for 2 years, with a possible extension by a 3rd year. Highly qualified senior applicants may also be appointed for 3+2 years. The salary will be based on the German public service scale (TV-L). The AIP is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women. lt values diversity.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae including statements on education and research experience to the given address by December 31, 2012. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.