Applications are invited for a postdoctoral appointment in the Cosmology and Structure Formation group of the Faculty of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich). The successful applicant will work closely with Prof. Mohr and Dr. Maddox and be expected to actively engage in radio astronomy studies using the new MeerKAT facility, an SKA precursor array in South Africa. A particular focus of the work will be the development and testing of methods for calibrating on-the-fly interferometric observations from MeerKAT and their application to new wide-field surveys. The new team member will also work closely with the teams of Prof. Mario Santos (University of Western Cape, SA) and Dr. Matthias Hoeft (Thüringer Landessternwarte, DE) as well as the broader D-MeerKAT team, which currently involves groups at eleven German universities and research institutes. Other members of our LMU-Munich research group are focused on multiwavelength studies of galaxy clusters, galaxies and AGN using data from MeerKAT radio surveys, South Pole Telescope mm-wave surveys, the eROSITA X-ray survey and the optical Dark Energy Survey.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. The two year position is available as of 1. July, 2021. This is a research position at the German E13 salary scale, and it is open to all qualified individuals, regardless of nationality. German language skills are not required. The initial appointment will have the possibility of extension, pending good progress and availability of funding. Please send a CV, a publication list, and a statement of research interests. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Mohr and Dr. Maddox. Applications should be received by January 15, 2021.
Benefits for this position include retirement, health care, family leave, and 30 days vacation per year, among other benefits.
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