Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Kiepenheuer Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany, to join the group led by Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina and funded by the Advanced ERC Grant Project HotMol to study extrasolar planets and protoplanets by means of spectropolarimetry.
Applicants should have a PhD in physics or astrophysics, research experience in astrophysical polarimetry, either observational or theoretical, planetary atmospheres, extrasolar planets or protoplanets. Experience in molecular spectroscopy and radiative transfer modelling will be an advantage. The candidate should be available for travels for observing runs and scientific meetings. KIS is committed to increasing the number of female scientists and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.
The position is available immediately. Starting date can be negotiated. The appointment is for 2 years with a possible prolongation for another year, depending on the performance. The salary and benefits are according to the rules for government employees of the State of Baden-Württemberg (TV-L). Qualified handicapped people are employed with preference.
The application should include curriculum vitae, a list of publications, copies of three relevant publications, a list of three potential referees, and a description of research experience and plans.
KIS is a Foundation of Public Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg with the mission to perform fundamental astrophysics research with an emphasis on solar physics. Current research foci include studies on the Sun, stars, and high resolution spectropolarimetry. KIS operates the German solar facilities at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, including the new 1.5m Gregor solar telescope, to carry out observations at visible and near infrared wavelengths, and pursues a forefront instrument development program. Further information can be obtained at the institute’s webpage (http://www.kis.uni-freiburg.de/).
Ref: HotMol postdoc
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