The Astronomy Departments of the Universities of Groningen, Leiden and Radboud in Nijmegen announce the continuation of the NOVA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and invite applications for fellowships to begin in the fall of 2018 or later.
The NOVA fellowship supports outstanding postdoctoral astronomers who are working in the general field of Galactic structure, distant and nearby Galaxies, and Cosmology. The research may be observational or theoretical. The fellowship is open to applications from all nationalities. The fellowship will be tenable for three years, subject to a review during the second year. It is to be held at one of the above-mentioned Dutch astronomical institutes.
The NOVA fellowships are prestigious postdoctoral positions. NOVA fellows have freedom to pursue their own research within the programme and will be provided with generous funding for travel and computers. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in their research.
Dutch astronomers have access to a wide range of observational as well as computational facilities, and have been leading a vigorous astronomical instrumentation programme. Dutch astronomy has been rated as an exemplary `Top Research School' by the Dutch government, and the NOVA fellowships are funded by this Excellence Scheme.
Interested candidates should seek a sponsor at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Leiden Observatory or the Dept of Astrophysics of the Radboud University, and write a short (3-page) description of their proposed research programme. This together with a CV, publication list and a description of past and present research, concatenated into a single PDF file should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Three letters of reference should also be sent to this address. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017.
Further information, including descriptions of the research taking place at the Departments may be found at the websites listed below.