The Department of Astrophysics at the University of Vienna is offering a 4-year postdoctoral research positions in the group of Prof. Glenn van de Ven. The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020.
We seek an outstanding candidate to work in our research team to further develop and apply our novel population-dynamical models to nearby galaxies observed with integral-field unit spectrographs. By fitting simultaneously the extracted stellar motions and population properties, the aim is to uncover the luminous and dark matter distribution of these galaxies as well as to unravel their formation history.
We offer a stimulating research environment with staff working in various areas of astrophysics. Our team has privileged access to the Vienna Scientific Cluster super-computing facility. As a member state of ESO and ESA, Austria has access to their first-class observing facilities. Generous financial support for computing equipment and travel is available.
You should have a Doctoral/PhD degree in astronomy or astrophysics with affinity for programming, or in computer science or applied mathematics with affinity for astronomy. Very good programming skills are highly desirable, while expertise in dynamical modelling and stellar spectroscopy are assets. Participation in teaching and supervision of students is requested, and excellent communication skills in English are required.
If you are interested, please apply on-line via https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/job-center/ (job 9908) before the closing date of 30 November 2019. Your application should be a single PDF file that includes a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests (maximum of two pages). You should also arrange for 3 persons to send a recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (mentioning reference number 9908) by the closing date.