Leiden Observatory invites applications for a Theoretical post-doctoral position on Galactic Nuclei astrophysics, within the ERC funded project "VEGA P” led by Dr Elena M. Rossi.
We invite applications from researchers who are working on any theoretical aspects of galactic nuclei, including: stellar dynamics, gas hydrodynamics, (merging) supermassive black holes, hypervelocity stars, tidal disruption events, extreme-mass ratio inspirals, gravitational waves and the astrophysics of our Galactic Centre. In addition, academic achievements beyond research are highly valued (e.g., supervision, outreach, actions towards improving the academic environment).
The position will be tenable for four years, subject to a review during the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits (e.g., maternity and paternity leave). The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date: September 1, 2022.
Applications should be sent via email to [email protected] with subject “Theory postdoctoral position VEGA P" by January 1, 2022 (Attn: Dr Rossi). You are asked to provide contact information for three referees, and send a cover letter (limited to 1 page), a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a research statement (limited to 2 page total, excluding references). In the cover letter, beside your motivations and main research achievements/skills, please state if you have any other academic talents that would benefit the research group and/or the department. Finally, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be separately sent to [email protected] by your referees with subject "your surname for theory VEGA P" (e.g. "Rossi for theory VEGA P").