PhD position in Radio Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Thüringer Landessternwarte
Job Announcement Text: 

The Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS) is a state observatory near the university city of Jena. The TLS performs research in various fields ranging from the search for extrasolar planets to the variability of quasars. The TLS operates the 2m Alfred Jensch telescope, participates in many instrumentation projects and operates an international station of the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). 

The TLS is offering a PhD position in radio astronomy. The position is intended to pursue research on galaxy cluster physics, Active Galactic Nuclei or galactic evolution using large radio surveys. The PhD project will be carried out in close collaboration with the LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project.

The TLS aims to increase the number of women in research and explicitly encourages women to apply. Handicapped persons will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

The position is intended to start by 1 April 2020, however, a later start date is possible.

A master in physics, astronomy or equivalent is required. Knowledge in radio astronomy, radio interferometry and good programming skills would be advantageous. 

Applicants should send a CV, transcripts, and a statement of research interests of maximally 2 pages. They are also requested to arrange for two letters of recommendation. Please indicate also the preferred start date. All documents should be sent electronically to the email address below.


Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
The position is remunerated at the pay scale 50% of TV-L 13 and is restricted to three years. 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Matthias Hoeft
Thüringer Landessternwarte