Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
2300 RA
Job Announcement Text: 

Leiden Observatory invites applications for the Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The Oort Fellowship supports outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are working in any area of astronomy in which Leiden Observatory is active. The research may be observational, theoretical, or instrumental. The fellowship is open to all nationalities. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in research.

Oort Fellows have the freedom to pursue their own research and will be provided with generous funding for travel and computing. The fellowship will be tenable for three years, subject to a review during the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date.

Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in continuous operation in the world, and the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with international flair.

Interested candidates should seek a sponsor from among Leiden Observatory faculty. Information about Leiden Observatory and its faculty can be found at http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl

Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2017/OortPD/ by November 15, 2017. You will be asked to fill out a web form, to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a summary of previous and current research (limited to three pages total, including references), and a research proposal (limited to 3 pages text plus 2 pages references/figures).

Included Benefits: 

Benefits include vacation and sick leave, maternity leave, parental leave, and retirement benefits. Compulsory medical insurance is not included (100-150 euro/month).

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
prof. dr. H. Röttgering
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
prof. dr. Michiel Hogerheijde
Oort Fellowship