PhD position in Extragalactic Astronomy in Vienna

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Vienna
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Tuerkenschanzstr. 17
Job Announcement Text: 

We offer a position within the group of Prof. Bodo Ziegler for 4 years starting March 1st, 2019 or by agreement. PhD research work will be in the field of physical parameters of galaxies and their evolution. Important aspects are galaxy kinematics and structure, stellar populations and star formation. The main source for the investigations will be observational data, in particular spectroscopy in the optical/NIR wavelength regime for high-redshift galaxies. Thus, experience in reduction of spectra and their analysis will be a main criterion in the selection process. Spectroscopic data are available from ESO-VLT that are suitable for studies of kinematical and chemical evolution. In addition to the research towards a Dr degree, contributions are expected within the group, the department of astrophysics and within international projects as well as with proposal preparations for new observational data and third-party funding and also with student education.

Profile: Applicants must have a diploma or master degree in astrophysics or physics with specialization in astronomy. Basic knowledge of astronomical software, in particular for reduction of spectra, and very good knowledge of English are required. More details here:

Application: Candidates should send all application material that includes curriculum vitae, diploma/master certificate and letter of motivation electronically (as 1 PDF) to and upload it to JobCenter of Vienna University (job number 9292). At least one letter of recommendation should be sent by the referee directly. Review starts February 4th, 2019.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Included Benefits: 

Contracts are subject to Austrian federal law regarding Universities and regulated by a "Kollektivvertrag" with standardized salaries, health insurance, and long-term care for nominal work of 30.0 hours/week as a University Assistant - prae doc.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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