Applications are invited for a research associate to work in the field of plasma astrophysics at Institute for Physics & Astronomy of the University of Potsdam. The position is available from Sept 1st, 2023. The position is for 40 hours per week (100% of a full-time contract). This is a temporary position limited to a term of three years in accordance with Section 2 subsection 1 of the Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Science and Research Act (WissZeitVG). There is the possibility of an extension if the personal and tariff requirements are met. This position is made available due to the joint position that Prof. Huirong Yan holds at University of Potsdam and DESY. Strong tie with DESY therefore is expected.
The Institute for Physics & Astronomy at the University of Potsdam supports a broad range of research in observational and theoretical astrophysics. It has close links with the neighboring Leibniz-Institute für Astrophysik (AIP) and Albert Einstein Institute in addition to DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron), which is one of the world’s leading research centres for particle and astroparticle physics.
The Applicant is expected to work on topics in the field of plasma astrophysics. Responsibly processing of research tasks and independent elaboration and performance of courses in the sector of Plasma Astrophysics are included. Attending to master and doctoral students are self-evident.
- Completed academic studies at an institute of higher learning (PhD) in Physics or Astronomy is required
- Applicants with expertise on plasma astrophysics, MHD and PIC simulations, interstellar and interplanetary turbulence, magnetism are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Beside the specialist skills social skills are expected too.
We offer you varied and challenging tasks in a dynamic team as well as attractive working conditions. Find out more about the wide range of offers and benefits for our employees at https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/arbeiten-an-der-up/. Ms. Ines Tietgen will be happy to provide you with further information regarding the job advertisement via e-mail [email protected].
Under the laws of the federal state of Brandenburg, employees under this contract are permitted to dedicate at least 33% of their contract time to their own academic qualification.
The University of Potsdam aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore invites qualified female applicants to apply. The University of Potsdam values the diversity of its members and pursues the goals of equal opportunities regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity. In the case of equal suitability, women within the meaning of Section 7 (4) BbgHG (Brandenburg Higher Education Act) and people with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration. Applications from abroad are expressly welcome.
Application documents should send a CV, a 3-4 page statement of current and future research interest, a list of publications, and the contact info of at least 3 references to Prof. Huirong Yan including the requisition number 395/2022. The application should be sent to Professor Huirong Yan via Email [email protected] at the latest by March 31st 2023.