Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Kiepenheuer Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany, to study the magnetism of cool and solar-type stars in collaboration with the group of Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina and in the near future to employ the new solar 1.5m Gregor tele-scope on Tenerife for spectropolarimetric observations of stars.
Applicants should have a PhD in physics or astrophysics, research experience in astrophysical polarimetry and in stellar magnetism, and interest in instrumental development. The candidate should be available for travels for observing runs. KIS is committed to increasing the number of female scientists and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.
The position is available from November 1, 2013. The appointment is for 2 years; prolongation is a subject of funding approval. The salary and benefits are according to the rules for government em-ployees 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 planned at KIS.
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 of 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 instru-ment development program. Further information can be obtained at the institute’s webpage (http://www.kis.uni-freiburg.de/).
Ref: Stellar magnetism postdoc
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