PhD position in astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Cologne
Department Name: 
I. Physics Institute
Street Line 1: 
Zülpicher Str. 77
City: 
Köln
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

PhD Position in Astrophysics at the University of Cologne

The Collaborative Research Cente 956 „Conditions and Impact of Star Formation - Astrophysics, Instrumentation and Laboratory Research“ at the I. Institute for Physics aims to understand the cycle of star formation from interstellar matter through the life and death of stars (www.sfb956.de).

Your tasks:

  • Comparison of numerical models of photon-dominated regions with newest observational data
  • Derivation of physical and chemical properties of the observed regions
  • Iterative improvement of the models to include all relevant excitation processes
  • Depending on interests, supplementary practical observations at the air-borne observatory SOFIA or ground-based telescopes
  • Contribution to the academic environment at the institute

Your profile:

  • University degree (diploma or MSc.) in physics, astronomy or a related field
  • Background in astrophysics
  • Some programming experience
  • Strong interest in data analysis and numerical simulations

The position is available from the March, 1 2019 on a part-time (50-75%) basis. The appointment will be for 3 years. The salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. Women are strongly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act. We strongly welcome applications from individuals with disabilities or people of equivalent status. Severely disabled applicants of equal merit and qualifications will be given priority.

Send your application including CV, educational record, short statement of research interests and arrange for two letters of recommendation to PD Dr. Volker Ossenkopf-Okada, ossk@ph1.uni-koeln.de. Application deadline is the January 31, 2019.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Volker Ossenkopf-Okada
Title: 
PD Dr.
Institution/Company: 
University of Cologne
Department Name: 
I. Physics Institute
Street Line 1: 
Zülpicher Str. 77
City: 
Köln
Zip/Postal Code: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
FAX: 
+49 221 470 5162
Email: 
ossk@ph1.uni-koeln.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Volker Ossenkopf-Okada
Email: 
ossk@ph1.uni-koeln.de