2 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD position

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Radboud University
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for postdoctoral and PhD positions at the Department of Astronomy at Radboud University located in the city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The successful candidates will be expected to work in areas related to our ongoing interests in multi-messenger astronomy, high energy astrophysics and surveys for astrophysical transients including from the BlackGEM array that Radboud University is leading. This includes studies of gravitational wave counterparts, tidal disruption events, and gamma-ray bursts. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with multiple academic staff members including Paul Groot, Peter Jonker, Andrew Levan, and Gijs Nelemans.

One or two postdoctoral positions are available. These are based on studies of transients. We have particular interest in recruiting individuals interested in working on Fast X-ray Transients (this can include multi-wavelength observations of such events), but also welcome applications from those with a broader interest in the astrophysics of extragalactic transient sources. The postdoctoral positions are available for 2-3 years.

We also seek one PhD student (4-year position) to work as part of the Dutch Black Hole Consortium, a collaboration between Radboud and the Universities of Amsterdam, TU Delft, Leiden, Maastricht, Twente, Utrecht, as well as multiple additional non-University partners. The PhD research project focuses on the BlackGEM-discovery of electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave events, including those expected for black hole mimicers.

Applicants should send their applications electronically to the astrophysics secretariat (secr@astro.ru.nl), including:

1. A cover letter

2. A 2-page CV

3. If applicable, a publication list

4. If you are applying to one of the post-doc positions: A statement of your past research and your research plans (3 pages maximum)

5. Please arrange for 3 letters of reference to be e-mailed to secr@astro.ru.nl

The deadline for receipt of these applications is April 1, 2021.

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). The vibrant and international department consists of 11 faculty, about 15 postdocs and engineers, about 30 PhD students, and about 10 Master students. Research activities focus on high-energy astro(particle) physics, black holes, cosmic rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, star clusters, and the stellar and interstellar Milky Way.

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such strongly encourages applications from scientists of under-represented groups.


Included Benefits: 

For postdoctoral positions the salary will be in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel,
and will range from 2,640 to 4,166 Euro (salary scale 10) gross per month based on candidate experience and a full-time appointment.

For PhD positions the salary will be in the range from 2325 to 2972 Euro per month.

The Collective Labour Agreement (cao) for Dutch universities is applicable, which includes an additional year end and holiday bonus equivalent to approximately 16%. Applicants applying from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for favourable tax status under the 30% rule.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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