Postdoctoral position for observations of galaxy clusters with LOFAR and eROSITA

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Hamburg
Department Name: 
Hamburg Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Gojenbergsweg 112
Job Announcement Text: 

The galaxy cluster group at the University of Hamburg/Hamburg Observatory announces the opportunity for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the field of galaxy groups and clusters. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research on the interplay between thermal and non-thermal emission in galaxy clusters and groups, and will have access to data from LOFAR surveys and eROSITA. We are looking for a person with experience in either interferometric radio astronomy and/or X-ray astronomy. Familiarity with non-thermal phenomena in galaxy clusters would be beneficial. 

This position is part of the ERC-funded project DRANOEL (Deciphering RAdio NOn-Thermal Emission on the Largest-scale) hosted by the Universities of Bologna and Hamburg. The Postdoc will work in close contact with Marcus Brüggen in Hamburg and other group members in, both, Hamburg and Bologna. They will have privileged use of state-of-the-art computing facilities and early access to large survey data from LOFAR and eROSITA.

Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, and a research statement of maximally 3 pages. They are also requested to arrange two letters of recommendations to be sent electronically to

The position is expected to start by September 2019, but earlier starting dates can also be arranged upon request. Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to reply.


Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary is paid according to the German public service pay scale TV-L E13
Included Benefits: 

The position will come with all the benefits for public employees, such as health insurance and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Annalisa Bonafede
University of Hamburg
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