Postdoc in Radio Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 26, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich)
Department Name: 
Cosmology and Structure Formation Group
Street Line 1: 
LMU Faculty of Physics
Street Line 2: 
University Observatory
Street Line 3: 
Scheinerstrasse 1
City: 
Munich
State/Province: 
Bayern
Zip/Postal: 
81679
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$65000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$82000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
German civil service position at level E13
Included Benefits: 

Benefits for this position include retirement, health care, family leave, and 30 days vacation per year, among other benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Cosmology and Structure Formation Group
Institution/Company: 
University Observatory
Department Name: 
LMU Faculty of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Scheinerstrasse 1
City: 
Munich
Zip/Postal Code: 
81679
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49 (0)89 2180 5967
Email: 
Joseph.Mohr@physik.lmu.de & N.Maddox@physik.lmu.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Joseph Mohr and Dr. Natasha Maddox
Subject: 
Postdoc in Radio Astronomy
Email: 
Joseph.Mohr@physik.lmu.de & N.Maddox@physik.lmu.de