Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Minerva Research Group on cosmic magnetic fields led by Dr. Sui Ann Mao at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR), working in close collaboration with the Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy department. This position is aimed at using wide-band radio polarization observations of galaxies of different types to constrain the origin and growth of large-scale magnetic fields in galaxies.
The applicant should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field. We seek candidates with experience in radio interferometry, and preferably in polarimetry as well. Candidates with interests in the interstellar medium, magnetic fields, galaxy interactions and MHD simulations are encouraged to apply.
The MPIfR offers a vibrant research environment with expertise in diverse topics, including cosmic magnetic fields, pulsars, transients, star formation, Galactic structure and VLBI astronomy. Members of the Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy department are actively involved in magnetism science projects of SKA pathfinders, such as the LOFAR, ASKAP and APERTIF.
Applications should be submitted by Jan 31st 2014, and should contain a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a statement of research interest. The candidate should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same email address by the deadline. The appointment is initially for 2 years, with the possibility to renew for an additional year. Funding for equipment and travel is available . The MPIfR is committed to equal opportunity in employment.