PhD position in ISM Physics and Star Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Heidelberg University
Department Name: 
ITA/ZAH
Street Line 1: 
Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Württemberg
Zip/Postal: 
69120
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking an ambitious, highly-motivated PhD candidate to work in the “Galactic Matter Cycle” Emmy Noether Research Group led by Dr. Mélanie Chevance at the Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik of the Zentrum für Astronomie at Heidelberg University (ITA/ZAH). 

Successful candidates will join an active research team and will be expected to play a leading role in answering key open questions in the areas of star formation, feedback, and ISM physics. One of the main goals of this PhD position is to characterise the environmental dependence of the matter cycle in galaxies.

Heidelberg is one of the major astronomy hubs in Europe and provides a vibrant and leading research environment. The group has strong collaborative ties with the other groups at the ZAH, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA).

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in astrophysics or a related discipline at the time of taking up the position. Experience with observational data would be an asset. Advanced English skills are a requirement. The position is for a period of 3 years. The starting date is expected to be in autumn 2022, but can be negotiated. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation according to the German public service scale (66% TV-L E13). Funds will be provided for travel, computing, and publications.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a single PDF file containing a motivation letter, CV, list of grades, publication list if applicable, and a brief (max. 1 page) summary of previous research to [email protected]. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address. Applications and letters received by June 10, 2022 will receive full consideration, but late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service. The salaries include employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits. Heidelberg University is a certified family-friendly employer. It offers a variety of services for families, including childcare facilities and dual career services.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Mélanie Chevance
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Heidelberg University
Department Name: 
ITA/ZAH
Street Line 1: 
Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2
City: 
Heidelberg
Zip/Postal Code: 
69120
Country: 
Germany
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mélanie Chevance