Postdoc position in interferometric studies of star formation at Konkoly Observatory, Budapest

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
Department Name: 
Konkoly Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Konkoly Thege M. út 15-17
City: 
Budapest
State/Province: 
Hungary
Zip/Postal: 
1121
Country: 
Hungary
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 abraham@konkoly.hu 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.

Included Benefits: 

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The postdoc will be a state employee and will have access to the Hungarian public health system.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Péter Ábrahám
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
Department Name: 
Konkoly Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Konkoly thege M. út 15-17
City: 
Budapest
Zip/Postal Code: 
1121
Country: 
Hungary
Phone: 
00 36 1 3919351
Email: 
abraham@konkoly.hu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Péter Ábrahám
Subject: 
Interferometry postdoc
Email: 
abraham@konkoly.hu