Research at the I. Physics Institute combines four methodological pillars: observational astronomy, instrumentation, laboratory astrophysics, and theoretical astrophysics. In each of these areas we are increasingly confronted with very large data sets. As part of a strategic development aimed at structuring a research cluster with regional partners, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our team.
» Research and development in extragalactic astrophysics and/or the early universe, based on the analysis of complex datasets in (sub)millimeter and radio astronomy, produced by large scale survey telescopes (e.g. CCAT-prime, APEX) and interferometers (e.g. NOEMA, ALMA, SKA, ngVLA), and/or instrumentation development/survey planning
» Scientific coordination to organize workshops, seminars, colloquia, collaboration meetings, public outreach, networking events, etc.
» Preparatory work (scientific nature as well as concept co-design) for, and active participation in, the preparation of applications for research funding
» You have a degree (PhD or equivalent) in physics/ astrophysics / astronomy / computer science or comparable.
» You have experience in writing research papers and scientific grant proposals.
» You can think analytically and work independently, systematically and constructively.
» You have very good communication and networking skills.
The application deadline is October 31st, 2022 (CET).
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.