The Space Astronomy, Planet and Star Formation Group invites applicants to a postdoc position at Konkoly Observatory (Budapest, Hungary) on the topic of optical/infrared interferometric studies of circumstellar disks around young stars. The postdoc will work on archival and new VLTI observations and perform computational modeling. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out independent research for this project and collaborate with other members of the research group, Konkoly Observatory, and its international partners. Konkoly Observatory has close connections to the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany), and to Leiden Observatory (Leiden, Netherlands). The postdoc will have no teaching duties, although supervising students is possible.
The position is for three (2+1) years, available from February 2020. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics (or related discipline).
Konkoly Observatory is Hungary's largest astronomical institute, located in a newly renovated building in a beautiful natural reserve area, half hour from the city center. The observatory has been dynamically expanding in recent years, including two ERC-funded projects and several international staff members. The observatory maintains telescopes at a Hungarian mountain station and astronomers regularly observe with international instrumentation as well.
Applications should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com in PDF format and must include a cover letter describing the applicant's background and motivation for applying for the job, a CV, a list of publications, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least two reference persons.
The successful candidate can start as early as possible.