Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in extragalactic astrophysics at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) at Heidelberg University to work in the DFG-funded Emmy-Noether research group "AGN and Galaxy Evolution" led by Dr. Dominika Wylezalek.
The successful applicant will contribute to a research program on galaxy evolution, active galaxies and quasars, their feedback, and galaxy surveys at low and high redshift. The candidate may also be involved in the development of analysis tools for the approved Early Release Science James Webb Space Telescope (JWST ERS) program Q3D and analysis of the observations. The research group actively collaborates with researchers in Germany, the US, Brazil and France. New ideas and research proposals are also encouraged and there will be opportunities to mentor students.
The successful applicant will benefit from the vibrant astronomy community in Heidelberg. ARI is part of the "Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg" (ZAH), consisting of the three institutes ARI, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), and Landessternwarte (LSW). Researchers of the ZAH also closely collaborate with colleagues at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA). The stimulating environment includes a large number of colloquia, journal clubs, and symposia, as well as frequent visitors from Germany and abroad.
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. degree in astronomy or a related field in combination with experience in studies of galaxy evolution and/or AGN. The position will be available for initially two years, with annual re-appointments for up to 4.5 years total, subject to satisfactory performance. The salary will be according to the German public service scale. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a brief research statement (max. 3 pages), CV, and publication list in a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference separately sent to the same email address. Applications submitted by Dec 15th, 2019 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. For further information please contact Dr. Dominika Wylezalek (email@example.com).
The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.