Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, to work on the near-UV photometric and spectroscopic properties of stars from the multiple stellar populations of globular clusters.
The successful applicant will work with Dr Rodolfo Smiljanic on the project “Near-UV stellar spectroscopy: uncovering the past and building the future” funded by the Polish National Science Center.
The project includes work to improve the computation of synthetic stellar spectrum and spectral energy distribution in the near UV (~300-400 nm) and to compute near-UV colours for globular cluster stars. This work might also be potentially important for the development of a new near-UV spectrograph for the ESO VLT.
The ideal candidate has a background in observational astrophysics with experience in the analysis of medium- and high-resolution stellar spectra. Previous work on stars in globular clusters and/or metal-poor stars is an important asset.
The position will be for 2 years with a possible extension for a third year, depending on performance. The starting date is to some extent negotiable but could be as early as November 2019.
The gross monthly salary will be of 8376 PLN (net monthly: 5900 PLN - about 1390 EUR) and a travel budget is available.
Candidates are expected to have a valid PhD degree in astronomy/astrophysics obtained within 7 years from the date of starting the employment (career breaks such as for maternity/paternity leave can be taken into account).
To apply, please visit and follow the instructions on the official announcement page