Postdoctoral Researcher in Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Germany
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam invites applications for a position as postdoctoral researcher in observational extragalactic astrophysics.

The successful applicant will work on the analysis of deep-field data from the MUSE integral field spectrograph at the ESO-VLT (including the MXDF, the deepest spectroscopic data ever obtained), with an emphasis on high-redshift galaxies (z ≈ 3–7) and their Lyman-alpha emission. The postdoc will join the MUSE GTO international collaboration and have the chance to contribute to its science activities. The position is available for two years; an extension may be possible but will be subject to performance and funding.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in astrophysics or astronomy at the time of starting the position. A background in extragalactic astrophysics as well as good English skills (written and spoken) are essential. Experience with galaxy luminosity functions and/or statistical methods will be advantageous.

To apply, please register at the AIP recruitment portal and follow the instructions to upload the following documents, all in PDF format: A cover letter (1 page) motivating your application, a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, a research summary of your past achievements (no more than 2 pages), and a research and career development statement (no more than 1 page). Please also provide contact information for up to three individuals willing to provide reference letters upon request. Note that we will request such letters only for a subset of applicants after an initial selection step. Applications received until 30 June 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications from scientists of all genders are equally welcome.

Included Benefits: 

Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, parental leave, and retirement benefits are included.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lutz Wisotzki
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+493317499532
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Prof. Lutz Wisotzki
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Postdoctoral researcher in observational extragalactic astrophysics