A 4-year postdoctoral position is available within the Molecular Astrophysics group of Prof. E.F. van Dishoeck located at Leiden Observatory. The postdoc will be part of an international team studying the physical and chemical structure and evolution of protostars and planet-forming disks centered around (guaranteed time) JWST-MIRI data.
The postdoc is expected to support and co-supervise PhD and MSc students in the use of JWST data, and is encouraged to also pursue a personal research program. The position can start anytime in fall
2021 or later.
Candidates with an observational background in astrochemistry, star- and planet formation, circumstellar disks, and familiarity with infrared or submillimeter spectroscopy, are encouraged to apply.
Leiden Observatory is a lively institute carrying out observational, interpretative and theoretical research in the fields of the star and planet formation, laboratory astrophysics, exoplanets, the formation, dynamics and evolution of (high-redshift) galaxies and their nuclei, and cosmology.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research experience and interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be uploaded on the relevant website. Review of applications will start on December 15 2020.
This position is financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA).