The University of Vienna announces availability of two 4-year, full-time postdoctoral positions in observational and/or theoretical/numerical studies related to star and planet formation and planet evolution in the Star and Planet Formation group of Prof. Manuel Guedel. Specific interests in the group comprise protoplanetary disk formation/evolution, jets, planetary atmosphere accretion/evolution/dispersal, host stars and interactions between planets and their space weather environments especially regarding conditions for habitability. One position is available immediately and is dedicated specifically to studies related to JWST. The second position is available starting September 1, 2021. You should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics.
You will have the opportunity to carry out a strong independent research program and collaborate with the group. Participation in teaching is expected. You will have access to observatories of ESO and ESA and, for numerical work, the Vienna Scientific Cluster. The group's involvement in the projects of JWST/MIRI, CHEOPS, PLATO, Ariel, Athena, SMILE, ELT/METIS and MARVEL will offer opportunities for further international collaborations.
Please apply on-line via https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/job-center/ (JobID 7968 JWST-related; 11643 for position starting Sept. 1; full job ads given there). Applications include a motivation letter, a CV, a publication list, a summary of past research (max 2 pages), and an outline of the proposed research program (max. 3 pages). Review starts on 20 January 2021. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference (mentioning JobID) sent by the referees directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.