Post doctoral fellowship in Galactic centre research - JRID47800

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
April 30, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 30, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andañucía (CSIC)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Rainer Schoedel
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
Street Address Line 1: 
Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n
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Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a post doctoral fellowship position with Dr. Rainer Schödel, at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) in Granada, Spain, starting as soon as 1 April 2014. The position is related to a near-infrared high-angular resolution study of the Galactic Centre, funded by the European Research Council.

The successful candidate has a strong research background in observational astronomy and in one or more of the following fields: near-/mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy, high-angular resolution techniques, image processing, PSF fitting astrometry and photometry, high precision astrometry and proper motion measurements, the Galactic centre, massive star clusters, galactic stellar nuclei, massive star formation.

The appointment is initially for 2 years, with a possibility for an extension of up to  5 years. The salary will be competitive and there are ample funds for travel available. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or related fields. Materials in support of an application (including a Curriculum Vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests) should be submitted electronically to Please ensure that three letters of recommendation are sent directly to the above e-mail address. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions and applications should be directed to

Included Benefits: 

The salary includes access to the public social security system, including health insurance for the employed person and her/his family.