Postdoctoral Position in Radio and Extragalactic Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral appointment in the low-frequency radio group at Leiden Observatory, Leiden University.

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 international flair.

The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage in extragalactic radio studies carried out with LOFAR and other radio telescopes, and/or multi-wavelength follow-up (e.g., optical, X-rays). The applicant will contribute to the scientific exploitation of the data obtained from the ongoing LOFAR surveys and will join the broader international LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project which is lead from Leiden Observatory. Experience with low-frequency interferometric observations, calibration and imaging algorithms, and python coding are a pre. However, we will also consider highly qualified applicants with a general (optical/IR) background in extragalactic science and/or galaxy clusters.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. The three year position is available as of 1 March, 2020, but the start date is flexible. Applications should be submitted electronically at A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a two-page statement of research experience and interests. In addition, applicants should arrange for three reference letters be sent to the same address before the indicated deadline. Questions may be directed to Dr. R. J. van Weeren ( or Prof. H. J. A. Röttgering (

Included Benefits: 

Leiden University offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and retirement benefits. Compulsory medical insurance is not included (100-150 euro/month).


Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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R. J. van Weeren/H. J. A. Rottgering