Postdoc in the role of mergers in galaxy evolution

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Publish Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Street Line 1: 
Landleven 12
9747 AD
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study the role of mergers in galaxy evolution utilizing imaging data from large galaxy surveys (such as data from the Kilo-Degree Survey and the Euclid mission). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field. Applicants with experience with large galaxy surveys, machine learning and/or hydrodynamic simulations are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join the research group led by dr. Lingyu Wang at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) and University of Groningen.

Applications should be submitted online via by 19 March, 2021. Please include in a single PDF file your CV, statement of research experiences and interests (up to 3 pages), list of publications, and the names of three referees.

The appointment is initially for 2 years. Funding is available for extension up to 4 years based on satisfactory performance. The nominal start date is 1 September 2021. Employment of this full-time position at SRON-Groningen is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). The salary will be in accordance with the salary scales of NWO scale 10 with a maximum of € 4.452,-- gross per month on a full-time basis (highly depending on level of education and experience).

NWO has good secondary employment conditions such as:

  • An end of year bonus of 8,33% of the gross yearly salary
  • 42 days of vacation leave a year on full-time basis
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Options for (additional) personal development
  • Excellent facilities for parental leave
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross yearly salary
  • Ample training opportunities
  • Possibility of flexible working hours
  • A favorable parental leave scheme

More details about SRON can be found on our website:

For further information about the content of the position, please contact Dr. Lingyu Wang via email:

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 19, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 19, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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