Postdoctoral Positions in ISM Physics and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies and the Milky Way

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Archive Date: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Argelander Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Bonn
Job Announcement Text: 

The research group led by Prof. Frank Bigiel at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy (AIfA) at the University of Bonn ( is inviting applications for postdoctoral researchers to pursue research related to star formation and ISM physics and chemistry in nearby galaxies and the Milky Way. The successful candidates should be familiar working with multi-wavelength observations, with a focus on (sub)mm and radio facilities (e.g., ALMA, IRAM NOEMA and 30m, CCAT-prime/FYST, VLA or MeerKAT). The research group works on a range of observational programs, including large programs from IRAM facilities (e.g. IRAM EMPIRE, CLAWS and follow-up campaigns) and ALMA. The group is actively involved in the PHANGS collaboration, with access to comprehensive nearby galaxy coverage from ALMA, VLT/MUSE and HST. The group focus in this context is pushing "spectroscopic" mapping campaigns at (sub)mm, cm and IR wavelengths using diverse molecular and atomic lines.

The AIfA offers a comprehensive M.Sc. curriculum in Astrophysics and hosts over 100 scientists covering a wide range of observational and theoretical research. The institute shares a building and has close collaborations with the  Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (home to another 100 scientists) and has strong ties to the University of Cologne. Bonn is a young and vibrant city on the Rhein river, home to one of Germany's Excellence Universities with 35,000 students and many international institutions.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field. The appointment will be for a a period of 3 years and should start no later than the end of 2022. Funds for travel, computing, publications etc. will be provided. The salary level is according to the German public service scale TVOED E13 and depends on qualification and expertise.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and a brief statement of research interests (no more than 3 pages) in a single pdf file and arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to [email protected]. Applications sent by 6 February 2022 receive full consideration; late applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

For further information please contact Prof. Frank Bigiel ([email protected]).

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented groups.

Included Benefits: 

Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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