Applications are invited for a senior research associate to work in the field of cosmic magnetism and/or spectropolarimetry at Institute for Physics & Astronomy of the University of Potsdam. The position is available from Jun 1st, 2021. The initial appointment will be for three years with a possible extension upon satisfactory performance. Applicants with expertise on spectropolarimetry, interstellar and solar magnetism, turbulence and radiation modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.
This position is made available due to the joint appointment that Prof. Huirong Yan holds at University of Potsdam and DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron) and strong tie with Astroparticle Physics division at DESY is therefore expected. The Institut for Physics & Astronomy at University of Potsdam supports a broad range of research in observational and theoretical astrophysics. It has close links with the neighboring Leibniz-Institute für Astrophysik (AIP) and Albert Einstein Institute in addition to DESY.
PhD in Physics or astronomy is required. Applications should include CV, a 3-4 page statement of research interest, a list of publications, and the contact info of at least 3 references. University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, pension, and full medical care are provided to employees at University of Potsdam.
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