Senior Postdoctoral Researcher on Data Science in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Hamburg
Department Name: 
Hamburger Sternwarte
Street Line 1: 
Gojenbergsweg 112
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek a postdoctoral researcher who has conducted, on the highest international level. research on data science topics in astronomy. This research should be documented through publications in journals with significant impact. Topics of particular interest concern research on machine learning techniques in observational or numerical astrophysics.

This position is intended to pursue research in machine learning in astronomy and help lead research within the “Platform for Challenges in Data Science” in the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe. In the latter function the holder of this position is expected to collaborate with scientists from other disciplines. The position is remunerated at the public salaray level E14. The Hamburger Sternwarte hosts a strong team that conducts astronomical research on many topics and provides excellent computing facilities.

Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, and a research statement of maximally 3 pages. They are also requested to arrange two letters of recommendations to be sent electronically to the email given above.

The position is expected to start by June 2020, but earlier starting dates can also be arranged upon request.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality. Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Included Benefits: 

Standard benefits include health care, pension benefits and unemployment insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Marcus Bruggen
Professor of Astrophysics
University of Hamburg
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Attention To: 
Marcus Bruggen
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