Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
South Holland
Job Announcement Text: 

Leiden Observatory invites applications for the Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship. 

This Fellowship supports postdoctoral researchers who are working in any area of astronomy in which Leiden Observatory is active. Candidates should have a proven record of high quality work, impact in their field and independence. In addition, academic achievements beyond research are highly valued (e.g., supervision, outreach, actions towards improving the academic environment).

Oort Fellows have the freedom to pursue their own research and will be provided with generous funding for travel and computing. The fellowship will be tenable for three years, subject to a review during the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits (e.g., maternity and paternity leave). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date. Interested candidates should seek a sponsor from among Leiden Observatory faculty before applying. Information about Leiden Observatory and its faculty can be found at http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2019/OortPD/ by January 5, 2020. You will be asked to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a summary of past research (limited to 1 page total, excluding references), and a research proposal (limited to 2 pages total, excluding references). In the cover letter mention your sponsor and any other possible collaboration within the department and/or the Faculty of Science. Additionally, state if you have any other academic talents (beyond research skills) that would benefit the department.


Included Benefits: 

The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and social security and retirement benefits. Medical insurance is compulsory but not included and comes to 100-120 euro/person/month.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
H. Rottgering
prof dr
Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Niels Bohrweg
Zip/Postal Code: 
2333 CA
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