We invite applications to fill postdoctoral research positions and PhD positions in first star formation studies working with Prof. Ralf Klessen and collaborators at the Center for Astronomy at Heidelberg University in the context of the STARLIGHT project, funded by the European Research Council.
In STARLIGHT we investigate the formation of the first and second generations of stars in the universe using high-resolution numerical simulations and theoretical models and we make detailed comparison with observational data from surveys at low and high redshift. Researchers in the group have easy access to local and national computing facilities. The successful candidates should have experience in (magneto)hydrodynamic simulations techniques, radiative transfer calculations, or the theoretical description of physical processes in the early universe.
The postdoctoral positions are initially for two years with the possibility of an extension to a total of five years. They come with a competitive salary and full benefits together with a generous research and travel budget. Required application materials include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of previous and current research activities as well as future research plans, and three letters of reference to be sent by regular mail or e-mail to
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
All applications arriving before December 15, 2013 will be considered.
Candidates for the PhD positions should apply via the Heidelberg graduate schools at either the HGSFP (http://www.fundamental-physics.uni-hd.de/index.php?m=4) or the IMPRS-HD (http://www.mpia-hd.mpg.de/imprs-hd/applicationForm/index.html) web interface and indicate interested in first star formation studies. The deadline for PhD applications is December 1, 2013.