Postdoctoral Researcher position in Galactic Archaeology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
Milky Way and the Local Volume
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in Galactic Archaeology starting in the second half of 2022.

The Position

The candidate will join the Milky Way and Local Volume section of AIP and work in the general field of Galactic Archaeology, aiming to improve our understanding of the formation and evolution processes of the Milky Way galaxy and similar galaxies. Of particular interest is the exploitation of the science potential of ESA’s Gaia mission in combination with large spectroscopic surveys, especially those to be carried out with the 4MOST facility (www.4most.eu). The institute is located in the beautiful Potsdam-Babelsberg area, at the southwestern border of the Berlin metropolitan area. The AIP continues the tradition of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam and the Berlin Observatory (founded 1700) and has about 200 employees.

Requirements and selection criteria

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in astrophysics or a related discipline at the time of starting the position. Applications are encouraged from scientists with an excellent track record of high-quality research publications in their respective sub-field. Experience in the following fields is advantageous for the position: stellar spectroscopy and stellar abundance analysis, Milky Way formation models and simulations, supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning techniques, and working within extended science collaborations.

Offering

A salary depending on the requirements of the German public service collective agreement (professional experience and expertise) up to pay grade TV-L E13, as well as the social benefits of the collective agreement for the public service (TV-L) including the company pension VBL with pension for reduced earning capacity and surviving dependents as well as a subsidy for the job ticket. AIP offers an open-minded and cooperative working atmosphere in a modern working environment, very well equipped and located in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Application

To apply, please register at https://jobs.aip.de/rec117/ and follow the instructions to upload pdf-files of your curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of past, current and future research of maximal four pages, and contact information for three referees. Applications received before December 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. For further information, please contact [email protected].

Equal opportunities are an integral part of personnel and organisational development at the AIP, therefore applications from men and women are equally welcome. People with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified and skilled.

Your application documents will be kept for at least three months after completion of the appointment process. As a rule, your documents will be made available to a selection committee and to the committees and officers to be involved.

Included Benefits: 

Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 11, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Roelof de Jong
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AiP)
Department Name: 
Milky Way and the Local Volume
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49 3317499648
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
211260/1029
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Roelof de Jong
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Researcher position in Galactic Archaeology starting in the second half of 2022