Postdoc position in radio astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg
Job Announcement Text: 

The Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS) is a state observatory near the university city of Jena. The TLS performs research in various fields from the search for extrasolar planets to the variability of quasars. The TLS operates the 2m Alfred Jensch telescope, participates in many instrumentation projects and operates an international station of the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). 

The TLS is offering a postdoc position in radio astronomy. The position is intended to pursue research on galaxy cluster physics, Active Galactic Nuclei, galactic evolution, transient objects or star formation using large radio surveys. Successful candidates are expected to make use of the TLS involvement in LOFAR. The research may be carried out in close collaboration to the LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project. An involvement in MeerKAT, ASKAP or SKA would be beneficial.  

The TLS aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Handicapped persons will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

The position is intended to start by April 1, 2020, however, a later start date is possible.

Successful candidates need to hold a PhD in physics or astronomy. 

Applicants should send a CV, including a list of publications and a statement of research interests of maximally 3 pages, and should state the preferred start date. They are also requested to arrange for two letters of recommendation. All documents should be sent electronically to the email given below.


Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
The position is remunerated at the pay scale TV-L 13 and is restricted to three years. 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Matthias Hoeft
Thüringer Landessternwarte