Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work in the field of theoretical astrophysics/ interstellar medium at Institut for Physics & Astronomy of the University of Potsdam. The appointment will be for two years with a possible extension upon successful performance. Applicants with expertise on plasma astrophysics, interstellar medium, radio astronomy, polarimetry are particularly encouraged to apply.
This position is made available due to the joint position that Prof. Huirong Yan holds at University of Potsdam and DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron) and strong tie with Astroparticle physics division at DESY is therefore expected. The Institut for Physics & Astronomy in U Potsdam supports a broad range of research in observational and theoretical astrophysics. It has close links with the neighboring Leibniz-Institute für Astrophysik (AIP) and Albert Einstein Institute in addition to DESY, which is one of the world’s leading research centres for particle and astroparticle physics.
PhD in Physics or astronomy is required. Applications should send a CV, a 3-4 page statement of research interest, a list of publications, and the contact info of at least 3 references to Prof. Huirong Yan with the Requisition No.: 309/2020. The starting date is negotiable and can be as early as summer 2020.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.
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