Postdoctoral research position in Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a Postdoctoral research position in Theoretical Astrophysics to join the newly founded group "Milky Way Accretion History" which is part of the Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo section. Research in this section is largely based on studying the merging history of the Milky Way through stellar populations using large surveys as well as numerical models of the Galaxy. The postdoctoral researcher will work primarily with Chervin Laporte on cosmological simulations of Milky Way-like systems. Funding is provided by the European Research Council (ERC) through the VIA LACTEA Starting Grant project “Numerical Simulations of the Milky Way's Accretion History ”.

The position begins in September 2020 and includes support for travel, computing and access to HPC supercomputers. The applicant is expected to have or shortly receive a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. The initial appointment will be made for 2 years, with a possible extension of up to a maximum of 5 years, depending on performance and availability of funds. Experience on using high performance computing for performing and analysing cosmological simulations of galaxy formation would be advantageous. The salary is based on the German public service scale (TV-L 13). The AIP is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The AIP is located in the beautiful Potsdam/Babelsberg area, at the South-western border of the Berlin metropolitan area. About 130 scientists work on a variety of astrophysical topics covering the full range from solar physics to cosmology. Potsdam is also the home of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, the Institute for Physics & Astronomy of Potsdam University and several other research institutions.

To apply, please send a PDF file containing a research statement (up to 3 pages), a curriculum vitae and publication list, to Chervin Laporte via bewerbung_2019-25@aip.de by December 31th 2019. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address by the same date. Review of applications will begin on 1st January 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Chervin Laporte
Title: 
Group Leader - Milky Way Accretion History
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Email: 
bewerbung_2019-25@aip.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Chervin Laporte
Subject: 
Postdoctoral research position in Theoretical Astrophysics
Email: 
claporte@aip.de