Leiden Observatory invites applications for the Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship.
This Fellowship supports postdoctoral researchers who are working in any area of astronomy in which Leiden Observatory is active. Candidates should have a proven record of high-quality work, impact in their field and independence. In addition, academic achievements beyond research are highly valued (e.g., supervision, outreach, actions towards improving the academic environment).
Oort Fellows have the freedom to pursue their own research and will be provided with generous funding for travel and computing. The fellowship will be tenable for three years, subject to a review during the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits (e.g., maternity and paternity leave). The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date. Interested candidates should seek a sponsor from among Leiden Observatory faculty before applying. Information about Leiden Observatory and its faculty can be found at http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl
Applications should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2020/OortPD/ by November 20, 2020. You will be asked to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a summary of past research (limited to 1 page total, excluding references), and a research proposal (limited to 2 pages total, excluding references). In the cover letter mention your sponsor and any other possible collaboration within the department and/or the Faculty of Science. Additionally, state if you have any other academic talents (beyond research skills) that would benefit the department.