PhD position in radio/X-ray extragalactic astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Hamburg
Department Name: 
Hamburg Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Gojenbergsweg 112
City: 
Hamburg
State/Province: 
Hamburg
Zip/Postal: 
21029
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are offering a 3-year PhD position at the University of Hamburg in observational extra-galactic astronomy. The student research will focus on active galactic nuclei, galaxy evolution and/or galaxy cluster science. Specifically, the student will work on low-frequency radio data from LOFAR combined with eRosita X-ray observations of the Virgo cluster.

The Observatory offers a diverse and rich research environment. Our teams have strong expertise in radio, X-ray and numerical modeling. The candidate will have privileged use of our own LOFAR station, state-of-the-art computing facilities and early access to large survey data from LOFAR, eRosita, 4MOST. The student will be part of the LOFAR collaboration, which includes hundreds of scientists across the European continent. The Hamburg Observatory is part of the Quantum Universe cluster of excellence, which will link the candidate with a large community of scientists. Funding for computing facility and travels to attend and present at domestic and international meetings will be available. The position comes with no teaching duties, but there is the possibility of gaining teaching experience upon request. A master in astronomy, physics or equivalent is a requirement; good programming skills and knowledge of radio interferometry are important assets.

The application must include:

  • a motivational letter (max 1 page)
  • transcripts
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Please send all documents via email to Prof. de Gasperin (fdg@hs.uni-hamburg.de) by February 1st, 2020. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered.
The position is expected to begin as early as possible after March 1st, 2020.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Francesco de Gasperin
Institution/Company: 
University of Hamburg
Department Name: 
Hamburg Sternwarte
Street Line 1: 
Gojenbergsweg 112
City: 
Hamburg
State/Province: 
Hamburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
21029
Country: 
Germany
Email: 
fdg@hs.uni-hamburg.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Francesco de Gasperin
Subject: 
PhD position in radio/X-ray astronomy
Email: 
fdg@hs.uni-hamburg.de