Gliese Fellowship 2022 (University of Heidelberg/Germany)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Archive Date: 
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Heidelberg
Department Name: 
Center for Astronomy (Zentrum für Astronomie)
Street Line 1: 
Moenchhofstr. 12-14
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Württemberg
Zip/Postal: 
69120
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) invites applications for the Gliese Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named in honor of Wilhelm Gliese (1915 - 1993) and his pioneering astrometric studies of stars in the solar neighborhood.

The goal of the Gliese Fellowship Program is to offer scientists within a few years after their PhD the best possible opportunities to develop their talents within a rich and inspiring scientific environment. It provides a salary according to the German Collective Agreement for the Public Sector (TVöD) as well as a research budget for three years to an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in any area of astronomy or astrophysics in which scientists at ZAH are active.

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg represents the largest center of astronomical research at any German university and consists of three institutes: the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) and the Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW). Its scientific activities cover a wide range of observational and theoretical research, extending from planet and star formation, exoplanet searches, galactic astronomy, galaxy formation and evolution, to gravitational lensing and cosmology. The ZAH is involved in the development of astronomical instrumentation (e.g. 4MOST), heads the Gaia Data Reduction and Analysis Consortium (DPAC), is partner in the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) and participates in major international survey projects.

Excellent local computing facilities, access to supercomputers and participation in Virtual Observatory and eScience activities supplement the research infrastructure at ZAH. There are strong collaborative ties with the local Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK).

Applicants should submit a single document (preferentially pdf-format) by November 30, 2021 to Dr. Guido Thimm at [email protected]. This document should include a CV, a list of publications, and a one-page research plan. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation by scientists familiar with their work be sent to us by that date. The start of the appointment is flexible but expected to start in fall 2022. We especially encourage female scientists to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Guido Thimm
Title: 
Scientific Manager
Institution/Company: 
University of Heidelberg
Department Name: 
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH)
Street Line 1: 
Moenchhofstr. 12-14
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Württemberg
Zip/Postal Code: 
69120
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49 6221 54 1805
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Guido Thimm
Subject: 
Gliese Fellowship 2022