Postdoctoral position in galaxy evolution at Ghent University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Ghent University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Krijgslaan 281 S9
City: 
Ghent
State/Province: 
OV
Zip/Postal: 
9000
Country: 
Belgium
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of galaxy evolution at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ghent University. Candidates with the following observational and/or theoretical expertise are encouraged to apply: stellar population synthesis models, kinematics/dynamical modeling, abundance matching techniques, and cosmological hydrodynamical simulations.  The successful candidate will work with Prof. Arjen van der Wel in the context of LEGA-C, a project built around a >100 night Public Spectroscopic Survey with VLT/VIMOS, the core dataset of which consists of high-S/N stellar continuum spectra of thousands of z~1 galaxies with the goal to examine the physics of galaxy evolution in a cosmological context. Generous support for travel, funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, will allow the succesful candidate to partake in the international LEGA-C collaboration and attend conferences. 

Ghent University is an international, highly rated university with more than 40,000 students. The astronomy group's expanding research interests include nearby galaxies, infrared astronomy, hydrodynamical simulations/radiative transfer, galaxy formation and evolution, high-redshift observations and observational cosmology.

Informal inquires are welcome (vdwel@mpia.de) and applications sent before January 15th will be fully considered. The candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be sent by the same date and to the same e-mail address. The starting date can be as early as May 1st 2018 and should be no later than October 1st 2018. The position is initially for 2 years, and renewable for 1 year.

 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Arjen van der Wel
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Ghent University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Krijgslaan 281 S9
City: 
Ghent
Zip/Postal Code: 
9000
Country: 
Belgium
Email: 
vdwel@mpia.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Arjen van der Wel
Email: 
vdwel@mpia.de