The Multiwavelength Astronomy group of the Remeis Observatory Bamberg invites applications for a PhD position in the field of multiwavelength studies of stellar endpoints and the cycle of matter in galaxies. The Observatory is part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The group is involved in the studies of stellar populations in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, the hot phase of the interstellar medium and the physics of interstellar shocks, and the impact of supernova remnant shocks on the evolution of young stellar objects, in the broad energy range of radio, infrared, X-rays, up to TeV gamma-rays.
The PhD project will focus either
1. on interstellar shocks, in particular those of supernova remnants, and their impact on star and planet formation or
2. on X-ray sources in globular clusters in nearby galaxies and the formation of stellar-mass black holes.
We are looking for a highly qualified and highly motivated candidate with a MSc or equivalent degree in Physics or Astronomy, with interest and experience in one of the two above-mentioned research areas. Experience in programming in C, C++, Python (or any equivalent) and knowledge of numerical methods are desirable.
The appointment can start as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 2 years, with a possible extension. The salary is based on the German salary scale TVL E13/2.
Please send your application including a cover letter with a short summary of research interest and the preferred starting date, together with a CV, copies of diploma or relevant certificates, and contact details of two potential referees to Prof. Dr. Manami Sasaki (email@example.com).