Deadline: January 10, 2013
The Astronomy Group of ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio-Astronomy in Dwingeloo (NL, www.astron.nl) and the Kapteyn Institute of the University of Groningen (www.astro.rug.nl) invite applications for a tenure track position shared among these two institutes.
We are looking for enthusiastic candidates - at any career level - with at least a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related discipline, demonstrated ability for ground-breaking research, an excellent publication record and the potential to secure external funding as well as a number of years work experience as a postdoc. Preference will be given to candidates with interest and expertise in observational radio astronomy and on topics of common interest for the two institutes: Epoch of Re-ionisation, Radio Instrumentation, large radio continuum and HI surveys, galaxy structure and evolution, the ISM and IGM, AGN evolution and gravitational lensing (for more details see http://www.astron.nl and http://www.rug.nl/sterrenkunde).
The selected candidate is expected to provide a liaison role and strengthen the - already many - collaborations between the two groups.
She/he is also expected to provide valuable input into the various astronomical and technical programs at ASTRON and the Kapteyn Institute, and will be included in the teaching programme of the astronomy department of the University of Groningen.
ASTRON and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute offer a vibrant, international and academic research environment with access to world-class observational facilities. ASTRON developed LOFAR and is a major partner in the operation of the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT). ASTRON also operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT), that is about to undergo a major upgrade as a wide-field survey instrument. The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is part of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and is worldwide recognised by the quality of its research in multiple areas of Astronomy. With 15 faculty and 50 PhD students it is the second largest astronomical institute in the Netherlands, active in many areas of astronomy. It is closely related to instrument building in the optical (through NOVA's instrumentation group situated at ASTRON) and in the IR/submm (through the presence of the Netherlands Institute of Space Research SRON in Groningen.
Letters of application (including a CV, a statement of scientific interests and a research proposal), plus 3 letters of reference should be sent to email@example.com before 10 January 2013. Please refer to vacancy nr. 2012-09-025. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be employed partly by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and partly by the University of Groningen, at a salary scale commensurate with age and experience. Generous relocation expenses, an excellent package of benefits and assistance with finding accommodation will be provided. For further enquiries please contact: Prof. Dr. Raffaella Morganti (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of ASTRON Astronomy Group and Prof. Reynier Peletier (email@example.com), Director of the Kapteyn Institute.