Postdoctoral position in infrared interferometry of planet forming disks

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Leiden Observatory to pursue infrared interferometric studies of planet forming disks using the newly commissioned MATISSE instrument on VLTI.

The successful candidate will work under supervision of Michiel Hogerheijde, join the MATISSE Guaranteed Time program, and interact with the extensive group of researchers studying planet forming disks at Leiden Observatory. Collaborative projects with scientists at the University of Amsterdam are also foreseen.

Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in the world and the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with an international flair, located near Amsterdam.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics or astronomy by the starting date. Research experience in the field of planet forming disks and the use of (infrared) interferometry is desired. 

The appointment is for a period of three years and comes with full benefits and a competitive salary. The anticipated start date of the appointment is January 1 2019 or soon thereafter.

Applications should be submitted electronically at and should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and arrange for at least two letters of reference to be uploaded. Review of applications will start on October 15 2018.

Included Benefits: 

Generous benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, pension, maternity and parental leave. Medical insurance is not covered; compulsory coverage amounts to 100-120 euro/month/person.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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prof dr Michiel Hogerheijde
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