Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the MATISSE Instrument group of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg. Applicants should have some experience in astronomical instrumentation preferably in interferometric projects and cryogenics.
MATISSE is a second generation VLTI instrument, built by a consortium of OCA/Nice, MPIA, ASTRON/Netherlands and MPIfR/Bonn.
The successful applicant will be expected to join the MATISSE team at MPIA.
This means on one hand the participation in the preparation of the Instrument for the delivery to OCA/Nice and later to VLTI/Paranal and on the other hand to be involved in the MATISSE science program.
Applicants should have a PhD in physics. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to three years, and MPIA provides funds for publications, travel, etc. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by April 1, 2013. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date.
The remuneration is according to the German public salary scale TVöD level 13. Benefits are offered at a level of the public service rules and include unemployment, healthcare and retirement benefits. More detailed information is available from our webpage http://www.mpia.de. Please send your application quoting the reference 13-02 until April, 1, 2013, preferentially in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Dr. Uwe Graser (13-02)
Contact: Uwe Graser
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, disabled people and minority groups are particularly welcome. The MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable child care institutions.