Applications are invited for two post doctoral positions in the field of diffuse X-ray emission through the analysis and interpretation of the eROSITA and other X-ray data.
The successful applicants are expected to be the backbones of the “Hot Milk” project funded by the European Research Council and aimed at characterising the hot phase of the Milky Way.
The work, performed under the supervision of Dr. Gabriele Ponti, will revolve around the analysis and interpretation of the eROSITA X-ray data, focussing both on the outflow from the Milky Way centre, by mapping the evolution of the physical parameters of the outflow and its impact on the Galaxy itself, as well as on the investigation of the Galactic corona and its relations to the other components of the Milky Way and to galaxy evolution. Additionally, the properties of the hot phase of the Milky Way will be compared with the emission at other wavelengths.
The appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension. The Hot Milk project will run for a total of five years. Applicants should submit their documents including a CV, a list of publications, a brief (~1 page) description or research interests and two recommendation letters by April 20th, 2020.
Two post doc positions will be available at the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera. INAF is a world leading institute, the primary and largest institute in Italy for research in Astrophysics. The official call for applications can be found at: http://www.brera.inaf.it/?page=lavoro
One further post doc position will be available within the High Energy Group of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. The official call for applications can be found at: https://www.mpg.de/jobboard
INAF is an equal-opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.