The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The position is in the new Leibniz Junior Research Group led by Dr Marcel S. Pawlowski and part of the project “Cosmic Choreographies – Studying Systems of Satellite Galaxies and their Phase-Space Correlations”. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Pawlowski, two PhD students in the group, and also collaborate with other researchers at AIP.
The project involves observational studies and tests of dwarf and satellite galaxies, and their use as probes of our cosmological paradigm. We encourage applications from scientists with experience in extragalactic observations or statistical analysis of galaxy populations. Familiarity with topics such as dwarf galaxies or cosmological simulations would be advantageous.
The position includes travel, computing support, and access to training opportunities. The applicant is expected to have, or receive by the beginning of the appointment, a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with possible extensions up to a total of 5 years dependent on performance. The start date is July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is based on the German public service scale (TV-L E13) and the applicant’s experience. The AIP is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and particularly encourages women and other underrepresented groups to apply. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Dr. Pawlowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply, please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, statement of research experiences and interests (max. 3 pages), curriculum vitae, and publication list to email@example.com by the application deadline: December 31, 2020. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to this address by the same date.