Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on problems related to the formation and evolution of galaxies. Both junior and senior candidates are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will join the research group led by Joop Schaye and will become a member of an international team. Members of the group currently work on problems ranging from models of individual galaxies to large cosmological simulations.
Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in the world, and the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with international flair.
The appointment will be for two years initially, but it will be renewed for a third year in case of satisfactory performance. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. A starting date in September 2018 is preferred. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date.
Please submit applications electronically at http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2017/SchayePD/ by December 22, 2017. 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 publication list and a brief statement of research experience and interests.