Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on observational studies of galaxy formation and evolution. The position is fully funded by an NWO TOP grant award.
The successful applicant will join the research group led by Ivo Labbé and will become part of an active international network of researchers working on galaxy formation at the highest redshifts. The candidate will be able to take advantage of a number of exciting multiwavelength imaging and spectroscopic surveys, such as the Frontier Fields. Of particular interest are candidates with prior experience in analyzing datasets from HST/Spitzer/Herschel/ALMA.
The appointment is for a period of two years and will be renewed for a 3rd year in case of good performance. The position comes with a competitive salary, including funds for travel and computers, and full benefits. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the anticipated starting date of fall 2014.
Founded in 1633, Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in the world and the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Research at the observatory spans a wide range of areas, including observational, theoretical, and instrumental. Dutch astronomy has been selected as one of six `Top Research Schools' by the Dutch government. Astronomers in the Netherlands have access to a wide range of facilities, including ESO VLT, ALMA, HST, and Spitzer. The city of Leiden is a charming university town with international flair.
Please submit applications electronically at http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2013/LabbePD/. You will be asked to fill in a web form, to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a 3-page statement of research experience and future interests. Full consideration will be given to materials received by Jan 15, 2014.