The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam invites applications for a Doctoral Student (m/f/d) in observational extragalactic astrophysics.
The student will work on well-defined research projects to investigate the circumgalactic medium of distant galaxies, with an emphasis on exploring new observational data obtained with the MUSE instrument at the ESO Very Large Telescope and from the HETDEX survey at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. The student will be integrated within the graduate studies programme at the University of Potsdam. The salary will be based on the German public service collective agreement at the pay grade TV-L E13. Ample funding for work-related travel is available. A starting date in late spring 2023 is envisaged, but this will be subject to individual arrangements.
Applicants should hold a Master degree or equivalent in physics, astrophysics, or astronomy at the time of starting the position. Some background in extragalactic astrophysics would be of advantage. Good English skills (written and spoken) are essential.
To apply, please register at the AIP recruitment portal (jobs.aip.de/rec010) and follow the instructions to upload the following documents, all in PDF format: A cover letter (1 page) motivating your application, a Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications (if any), your Master degree certificate (if already available, otherwise specify the expected completion date), and a research summary describing your experience, skills, and project-related work so far (no more than 2 pages, including any figures). A link to a PDF of your Master thesis would be appreciated (if applicable). Please also provide contact information for up to two individuals willing to provide reference letters upon request. Note that we will request such letters only for a subset of applicants after an initial selection step. Applications received until 01 Dec 2022 will receive full consideration.
Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, parental leave, and retirement benefits are included.
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