Theoretical postdoc position in galactic nuclei astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory,
Street Line 1: 
Niels Bohrweg 2
South Holland
NL-2333 CA
Job Announcement Text: 

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").

Included Benefits: 

The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and social security and retirement benefits. Medical insurance is compulsory but not included and comes to 100-120 euro/person/month.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Elena Maria Rossi
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