Applications are invited for a research scientist appointment in the Cosmology and Structure Formation group of the Faculty of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich). The successful applicant will be expected to lead studies of cosmology and the growth of structure or lead studies of galaxy and AGN evolution. Our group is centrally involved in the ongoing eROSITA X-ray all sky survey, the ongoing mm-wave survey science in the South Pole Telescope (SPT-SZ, SPTpol and SPT-3G), the weak lensing and galaxy population studies in the Dark Energy Survey and radio surveys with MeerKAT. In addition to participating in these missions, the new group member will have the opportunity to become involved in the preparation for science projects in the Euclid, LSST and CMB-S4 missions. The successful candidate will pursue his/her own research program and will have the opportunity to work closely with PhD and Masters students as well as other postdoctoral scholars and senior scientists in the group. Moreover, the successful candidate would be encouraged to engage with scientists at the nearby MPE, MPA and ESO as well as the newly funded Physics Frontier Center or Excellence Cluster "Origins".
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. The appointment will begin in summer 2020 or thereafter. This is a German civil service position (Beamte/ Akademischer Rat; level A13) open to all qualified individuals, regardless of nationality. German language skills are not required. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The initial appointment will be made for three years with the possibility of an extension to six years, pending adequate research progress. Please send a CV, a publication list, and a research statement. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof Mohr. Applications should be received by January 12, 2020.
German civil servant benefits for this position include retirement, health care, family leave, and 30 days vacation, among other benefits.
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