Postdoctoral Position in Observational Extragalactic Astronomy and Astrophysics and/or (Sub-)Millimeter/Radio Instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Cologne
Department Name: 
I. Physics Institute, Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Zülpicher Str. 77
City: 
Cologne
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Your Tasks:

» 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

Your Profile:

» 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.

Included Benefits: 

» A full time position with pay grade TVL (States' Tariff Agreement) E13, funded until the end of 2025 (i.e. about 3 years depending on the starting date), and available as early as December 1, 2022 (the preferred start date is subject to negotiations). An extension beyond this time is subject to the availability of funding.

» Full health insurance and social security benefits are included. Positions in Germany offer benefits packages including a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, family friendly initiatives including parental leave and flexible working hours, and much more.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Dr. Dominik A. Riechers
Institution/Company: 
University of Cologne
Department Name: 
I. Physics Institute, Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Zülpicher Str. 77
City: 
Cologne
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal Code: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49 221 47076027
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Dr. Dominik A. Riechers
Subject: 
Postdoc in Observational Astrophysics and Instrumentation