Postdoctoral Research Position in Reionisation and Cosmic Dawn

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Heidelberg
Department Name: 
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Street Line 1: 
Philosophenweg 16
Job Announcement Text: 

A new Emmy Noether group at the Institute for Theoretical physics, headed by Dr. Sarah Bosman, is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work on observational constraints of hydrogen reionisation. The postdoc will conduct research on the end stages of reionisation using state-of-the-art observations, including high-redshift quasar absorption spectra as well as future datasets including JWST, LBT, ALMA, and VLT observations. Research experience with reionisation modeling, high-redshift quasars, machine learning and/or spectroscopy is valued but not required.

In addition to reionisation, the research group will conduct research on the topics of the first supermassive black holes and the ionising photon output of early galaxies. Intersectional research with those topics is particularly welcome. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to supervise Master's students on 1-year research theses and participate informally in the supervision of PhD students.

Start date: August-October 2023, negotiable

Duration: Initially 3 years with the possibility of an additional 3 years

Application procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, publication list, and ask for two or three reference letters to be submitted on their behalf. The cover letter should mention the applicant's interest in working in Dr. Bosman's group. All materials should be submitted online using the Academic Jobs Online website.

Included Benefits: 

Indexed salary commensurate with experience. Generous travel funds, paid leave, and parental allowance. Applications from women are encouraged; specific funds are reserved for the career development of junior female members in the group.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Eduard Thommes
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Sarah Bosman