Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Leiden Observatory, Leiden University
City: 
Leiden
State/Province: 
Zuid-Holland
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Leiden Observatory invites applications for the Oort Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The Oort Fellowship supports outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are working in any area of astronomy in which Leiden Observatory is active. The research may be observational, theoretical, or instrumental. The fellowship is open to all nationalities. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in research.

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. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date.

Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in continuous operation in the world, and the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with international flavor.

Interested candidates should seek a sponsor from among Leiden Observatory faculty. Information about Leiden Observatory and its faculty can be found at http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl

Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2018/OortPD/ by December 1, 2018. You will be asked to fill out a web form, to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a summary of previous and current research (limited to three pages total, including references), and a research proposal (limited to 3 pages text plus 2 pages references/figures).

Included Benefits: 

The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and social security and retirement benefits. Medical insurance is compulsory but not included and comes to 100-120 euro/person/month.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
prof dr H. Rottgering
Institution/Company: 
Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Niels Bohrweg 2
City: 
Leiden
State/Province: 
Zuid-Holland
Zip/Postal Code: 
2333 CA
Country: 
Netherlands
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
prof dr H. Rottgering
Subject: 
Oort Fellowship inquiry
Email: 
jobs@strw.leidenuniv.nl