Postdoctoral position in Galactic Archaeology in the Gaia era

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Groningen
Department Name: 
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, to work on the scientific exploitation of Gaia data as well as in the validation of future data releases from the mission. Candidates with expertise in Galactic structure, dynamics or Galactic archaeology are encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be embedded Prof. Amina Helmi's research group. S/he will spend 20-30% of the time on the statistical validation of Gaia data, as part of Coordination Unit 9 (CU9) of the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC).  S/he will also have the opportunity to be involved in preparations and exploitation of the WEAVE and 4MOST projects in the context of Gaia follow-up.

The appointment is for 2 years, with a preferred starting date in September 2019 but earlier or later dates can be negotiated. The position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel and computer resources, and full social benefits.

Applicants should send via e-mail a single PDF including a CV, a publication list and statement of research interests and experience. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately via e-mail. Applications received by April 10th, 2019 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Amina Helmi
Prof. Dr.
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Street Line 1: 
P.O.Box 800
Zip/Postal Code: 
9700 AV