The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) in observational extragalactic astrophysics.
The successful candidate will participate in and contribute to the new ERC-funded research project “SPECMAP-CGM – Spectroscopic Mapping of the Circumgalactic Medium Across Cosmic Times” headed by Prof. Lutz Wisotzki, to investigate the CGM of normal galaxies by means of integral field spectroscopy with observational data from MUSE and HETDEX. The position will be available for a duration of at least 3 years. The salary will be based on the German public service collective agreement at the pay grade TV-L E13. Ample funding for work-related travel is available. The nominal starting date is October 2022, but this is subject to individual arrangements.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in astrophysics or astronomy at the time of starting the position. A background in extragalactic astrophysics as well as good English skills (written and spoken) are essential. Previous experience with CGM studies or related topics, such as galactic in- and outflows, or the large-scale properties of the ISM, will be of advantage. Applicants with a more theoretical background but interested in the analysis and modelling of observational data are also welcome.
To apply, please register at the AIP recruitment portal (jobs.aip.de/rec009) and follow the instructions to upload the following documents, all in PDF format: A cover letter (1 page) motivating your application, a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, a research summary of your past achievements (no more than 2 pages), and a research and career goals statement that should also highlight your expectations for the position (no more than 1 page). Please also provide contact information for up to three individuals willing to provide reference letters upon request. Note that such letters will only be requested from a subsets of applicants after a preselection by the committee. Applications received until 05 December 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications from scientists of all genders are equally welcome.
Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, parental leave, and retirement benefits are included.
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