Postdoctoral position in Strong Gravitational Lensing

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position in the Strong Gravitational Lensing Group led by Dr. Simona Vegetti at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. The group focuses on using strong gravitational lensing observations to answer a broad range of scientific questions related to the nature of dark matter, high-redshift galaxies and the nature of magnetic fields in distant galaxies. 

We are looking for a Postdoctoral candidate with interests in new numerical approaches to gravitational lens modelling and the analysis of high-angular resolution data from optical imaging and radio/mm/sub-mm interferometeric observations. No previous experience in strong lensing is required.

As the successful candidate, you will join the vibrant research environment of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. With its 14 long-term staff members, 40 postdocs, and a similar number of PhD students, this is ideal for developing your science through stimulating interactions. 

We strive for excellent science, but believe this can only be achieved with a healthy work-life balance. As an employee of the Max Planck community, you will have access to extensive resources and support, see Salaries are paid at German civil service rates. The position comes with 30 days holiday entitlement, social security insurance (e.g. health insurance), and social benefits according to the regulations for public service.

The position is available from September 2023. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending in a single pdf file a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a three-page statement of their scientific experience and interests to the email address [email protected] by 30 November 2022. The candidate should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to the same email address.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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Postdoctoral position in Strong Gravitational Lensing