Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astronomy at Leiden Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 20, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
City: 
Leiden
State/Province: 
ZH
Zip/Postal: 
2333 CA
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral appointment in extragalactic astronomy at Leiden Observatory. The successful candidate will work in the group of Prof. Mariska Kriek.

Research areas currently being pursued by the group include: the kinematic and structural evolution of galaxies over cosmic time, stellar populations and metal compositions of distant quiescent galaxies, and detailed studies of gas, dust and star formation in distant galaxies. Future work will focus on ultra-deep spectroscopic datasets obtained with Keck/MOSFIRE+LRIS and JWST/NIRSpec, deep multi-wavelength photometric datasets, as well as ALMA observations.

Candidates in all areas of extragalactic astronomy will be considered, and are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The postdoc is for three years, subject to a review during the second year. The starting date is negotiable. 

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2021/KriekPD/ by the deadline of 17 December 2021. A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research experience and interests (maximum 2 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted at the same web link before the indicated deadline. Questions may be directed to Prof.¬†Mariska Kriek ([email protected]).

Included Benefits: 

Leiden University offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and retirement benefits. Compulsory medical insurance is not included (100-150 euro/month).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 4, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Mariska Kriek
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Niels Bohrweg 2
City: 
Leiden
State/Province: 
ZH
Zip/Postal Code: 
2333 CA
Country: 
Netherlands
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mariska Kriek
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astronomy