Postdoctoral Position in ISM and Star Formation Studies of Nearby Galaxies and the Milky Way

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Publish Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2022
Archive Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Univ. Bonn, Argelander Inst. for Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The research group led by Prof. Frank Bigiel at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy (AIfA) at the University of Bonn ( is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue research related to star formation and ISM physics and/or chemistry in nearby galaxies and/or the Milky Way. The research group works on a range of observational programs, including large programs from the IRAM facilities and ALMA and is actively involved in the PHANGS collaboration, with access to comprehensive nearby galaxy coverage from ALMA, VLT/MUSE, HST and soon JWST.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join these efforts and should be familiar working with multi-wavelength observations, with a focus on (sub)mm and radio facilities (e.g., ALMA, IRAM NOEMA and 30m, CCAT-prime/FYST, VLA or MeerKAT).

The AIfA offers a comprehensive M.Sc. curriculum in Astrophysics and hosts over 100 scientists covering a wide range of observational and theoretical research. The institute shares a building and has close collaborations with the  Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (home to another 100 scientists) and has strong ties to the University of Cologne. Bonn is a young and vibrant city on the Rhein river, home to one of Germany's Excellence Universities with 35,000 students and many international institutions.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field. The appointment will be for a a period of 3 years and the position is available immediately (thoug the starting date is flexible). Funds for travel, computing, publications etc. will be provided. The salary level is according to the German public service scale TVOED E13 and depends on qualification and expertise.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and a brief statement of research interests (no more than 3 pages) in a single pdf file and arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to [email protected].

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented groups.

Included Benefits: 

Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 8, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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