Applications are invited for a senior research associate to work in the field of cosmic magnetism and/or spectropolarimetry at Institut for Physics & Astronomy of the University of Potsdam. The position is available from Jun 1st, 2021. The appointment will be for three years with a possible extension upon successful performance. Applicants with expertise on spectropolarimetry, interstellar and solar magnetism, quantum physics computation and radiation modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.
This position is made available due to the joint position that Prof. Huirong Yan holds at University of Potsdam and DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron) and strong tie with Astroparticle physics division at DESY is therefore expected. The Institut for Physics & Astronomy at U Potsdam supports a broad range of research in observational and theoretical astrophysics. It has close links with the neighboring Leibniz-Institute für Astrophysik (AIP) and Albert Einstein Institute in addition to DESY zeuthen, which is a leading research centres for astroparticle physics.
PhD in Physics or astronomy is required. Applications should send a CV, a 3-4 page statement of research interest, a list of publications, and the contact info of at least 3 references to Prof. Huirong Yan with the Requisition No.: 400/2020. University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates. Please see Academic Staff postiion for further details.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, pension, and full medical care are provided to employees at Potsdam.
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