The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universität Hamburg and DESY.
This position is intended to pursue research on the radioastronomical follow-up of gravitational wave and other transient events. In particular the candidate is expected to make use of the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) where Hamburg is a major partner. Close collaboration with other radio astronomers and researchers within the Cluster of Excellence is expected. The Hamburger Sternwarte hosts a strong team that conducts radio astronomical research on many topics and provides excellent computing facilities.
Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, and a research statement of maximally 3 pages. They are also requested to arrange two letters of recommendations to be sent electronically to the email given above.
The position is expected to start by 1 October 2019, but earlier starting dates can also be arranged upon request.
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality. Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
Standard benefits include health care, pension benefits and unemployment insurance.
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