Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work in the ERC Consolidator Project ASTROFLOW (PI Aline Vidotto). The research area of the ASTROFLOW group is centred around star-exoplanet connections, ranging from stellar outflows (stellar winds, coronal mass ejections), exoplanetary outflows (atmospheric escape), and magnetism (stellar and planetary).
Applicants with experience in any of these research areas are encouraged to apply. Experience in numerical and/or theoretical modelling is required. By the starting date, candidates must have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or related scientific field. The starting date is negotiable and the position is available from early 2022.
Interested candidates should upload their applications to this web link by 31 December 2021 to receive full consideration. The application should contain a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a statement of research experience and interests (max 2 pages excluding references). In your cover letter, please mention how your past experience and skills could complement the research carried out by the ASTROFLOW group. Candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted at the same web link before the indicated deadline.
The postdoc position is for 2.5 years, consisting of an initial appointment of 1 year and an extension of 1.5 years contingent on satisfactory performance. Further extensions may be possible pending on funding.
The candidate will benefit from a vibrant local and national astronomy community. Leiden Observatory is the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands, with about 35 faculty and adjunct faculty, 50 postdoctoral researchers, 30 support staff, 80 PhD students and 100 MSc students. Leiden is a charming university town with international flair.