EAS Job Directory
|Postdoctoral positions in Astrophysics and Cosmology||Closing date: 2018-01-31
Contact: David Eichler and Uri Keshet
|The Astrophysics and Cosmology team in Ben-Gurion University (BGU) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships.
|Research fields include high energy astrophysics, particle astrophysics, plasma astrophysics, and cosmology. Specific topic include gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts, cosmic-ray physics, dark matter, dark energy, the cosmic-web, and galaxy clusters. The work, with Professors David Eichler and Uri Keshet, will include analytic, computational, or phenomenological aspects, depending on the applicant: relevant experience is necessary.
Each fellowship is for a period of 2+1 years, to begin in 2018. Applicants should send their CV, list of publications, and description of previous research (up to 3 pages), and arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent directly, to astro @ bgu.ac.il.
|Assistant Curator of Computational Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History||Closing date: 2017-12-15
Contact: Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
|The Department of Astrophysics of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Curator and Professor in astrophysical computation or data science, to start on or after July 1, 2018. The position will begin with a three-year 50% joint appointment as an Associate Research Scientist with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute, renewable for up to three more years, and followed by a full-time appointment at the Museum. Tenure and promotion evaluations will follow standard AMNH practices during or after the joint appointment.|
|Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about the external universe, our planet and the life it hosts, and human cultures through wide-ranging programs of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The CCA mission is to create new computational frameworks that allow scientists to analyze big astronomical datasets and to understand complex, multi-scale physics in a cosmological and astronomical context. It possesses substantial high-performance computing assets.
The primary responsibility of curators at the Museum is to perform and supervise original scientific research, as well as to curate any relevant collections. They are also expected to provide service to the Museum. This can include advising programs in exhibition, including Hayden Planetarium Space Shows, education, including participation in the Richard Gilder Graduate School, or other forms of public outreach. An Associate Research Scientist at the CCA is expected to carry out research and to interact with the other members of the CCA staff and the broader NYC astrophysics community, and will have full access to the Flatiron Institute?s facilities.
Applicants are required to have a PhD or equivalent, and to have demonstrated scientific creativity and the potential to build and sustain an innovative research program. We are particularly interested in applicants working in planet formation or exoplanetary science, and related fields, but applications will be considered in all fields of computational research overlapping departmental interests, including: planet formation (including meteoritics); star formation; the interstellar medium; galaxy formation; comparative exoplanetary science; planet and brown dwarf atmospheres and dynamics; star cluster origins and dynamics; and the final stages of single and multiple stellar evolution.
Applications should be in PDF format and include a cover letter; a CV with a list of publications; a research statement of no more than five pages including figures and references; a statement addressing Museum service interests and relevant experience; and copies of five significant publications. We are committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment, so the service statement should also address this objective. Applicants should request three letters of reference to be sent separately. (Others may be solicited during the search process.) All materials should be submitted to astrosearch @ amnh.org. Evaluation of applications will begin on 15 December 2017.
For more information about Flatiron Institute positions, please visit the Simons Foundation careers website linked below. Further inquiries about the position should be directed to Mordecai-Mark Mac Low (mordecai @ amnh.org). The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
|Junior System Engineer||Closing date: 2017-12-10
Contact: Andrew Taylor
|The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a global project to build a multi-purpose radio telescope that will play a major role in answering key questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology. It will be one of a small number of cornerstone observatories around the world that will provide astrophysicists and cosmologists with a transformational view of the Universe. The SKA will be constructed in two distinct phases. The major science goals for the first phase, SKA1, will be to study the history and role of neutral Hydrogen in the Universe from the dark ages to the present-day.|
|The Junior System Engineer will be a member of the SKA Office Telescope Engineering team and will report to the SKA Office Senior System Engineer. The post-holder will provide system engineering support to the System Engineers, and Domain Specialists.
The Junior System Engineers will support the System Engineers to ensure that the SKA system engineering products delivered are coherent with overall SKA Office project requirements.
The System Support Engineer assignment contributes to the overall System Engineering effort and, in particular, provides support in enterprise and system modelling. The assignee will work on the system level (observatory, site and telescope) modelling and will work with the project System Engineer to ensure coherency at Element level. In this regard, the assignee will help plan, implement and execute modelling at system level and will review modelling activity and products below this level. Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous relevant experience, but this is not essential.
The Junior System Engineer will have duties and responsibilities, which are detailed below.
Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Duties
- Provide support to the drafting and maintenance of system requirements, system functional analysis, used cases and system diagrams.
- Participate in Reviews from a System Engineering perspective.
- Under the direction of the Senior System Engineer, to provide key assistance to Telescope System Engineers, in carrying out their duties.
In addition to the duties listed in the general information above, this assignment will:
- Provide support in enabling Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
- Help create and support a framework within which the system level modelling is to be carried out. This will include, under the direction of the Senior System Engineer, leading the design, specification, implementation, and maintenance of system level models.
- Participate in reviews, both from a general System Engineering perspective and from an MBSE standpoint.
- Work flexibly as necessary to ensure key project deadlines are met while engineering standards are maintained.
- Travel, as required, to any of the SKA countries.
- Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the post holder?s line manager or a member of SKA Organisation Senior Management Team.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- University degree in Physics or Engineering, another closely related and relevant field, or equivalent expertise.
- Knowledge of system engineering standards.
- Knowledge of Model Based System Engineering or Model Based Engineering
- Knowledge of modelling language, (UML, Sysml, others)
- Good English oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to work well with colleagues from a broad range of countries and cultures.
- The ability to work well in a team with colleagues from both academic and commercial backgrounds.
- Good IT skills and experience of using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) or equivalent.
- Willingness to represent the SKA Office in international and other forums, ability to work closely with regional SKA management staff from a variety of cultures, and willingness to travel to SKA consortium locations and centres.
- Willingness to work flexibly as required to meet project deadlines, and in connection with meetings and teleconferences with e.g. Australia.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The following competencies are desirable:
- Experience of use of Model Based System Engineering tools such as CORE, Enterprise Architect, Papyrus, Others.
- Technical knowledge of radio astronomy instruments, and radio astronomy techniques.
- Knowledge of system engineering of large, high value R&D projects such as those in radio astronomy, space projects, telecommunications or defence
- Knowledge of design for volume production and/or in large-scale manufacturing and assembly
- Familiarity with the formalism for, and requirements of, quality control environments such as ISO9000.
- Membership of, or eligibility for, recognised national or international system engineering institutes (e.g. INCOSE).
How to apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter, including details of your current remuneration, to jobs @ skatelescope.org, quoting reference JSE/17. Applications should include a summary of your project experience, detailing how you meet the essential and desirable knowledge, skills and experience criteria, details of your current remuneration and the names of at least two professional referees, one of whom must be your current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working).
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 10th December 2017.
When applying please state where you saw the vacancy advertised.
Equal Opportunities Statement:
SKA Organisation is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Our aim to is recruit and retain the most talented individuals, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or nationality.
At all stages of the recruitment process and beyond, we strive to treat applicants and employees with a high standard of care, honesty and politeness.
Women have traditionally been under-represented in the fields of science and engineering; SKA Organisation welcomes and encourages female applicants.
Where applicants with a disability need facilities or adjustments to enable them to participate in the recruitment process, these will be provided. If you need equipment or adjustments to enable you to complete your application and/or attend an interview then please let us know.
|IAC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN BIG DATA SCIENCE IN ASTRONOMY||Closing date: 2017-12-31
Contact: Secretariat of the Research Division
|The IAC (Tenerife) invites applications for ONE postdoctoral contract to work on Big Data science in Astronomy within the EU-funded SUNDIAL project (H2020-721463), led at the IAC by Drs. Johan Knapen and Ignacio Trujillo.
The IAC has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence by the Spanish Government in 2015, a prestigious recognition awarded for the second time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain
|The EU ITN SUNDIAL (https://www.astro.rug.nl/sundial) is an ambitious interdisciplinary network of nine research groups in The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium and Italy. The aim of the network is to develop novel algorithms to study the very large databases coming from current-day telescopes to better understand galaxy formation and evolution, and to prepare for the huge missions of the next decade. SUNDIAL has hired 14 PhD students who start in September 2017. The postdoc is expected to work closely with the SUNDIAL researchers, both staff in computer science and astronomy, and with the PhD students. Collaboration visits to other SUNDIAL nodes will be encouraged.
Duties: The selected candidate will be mainly devoted to the Big Data project at the IAC. In particular, the candidate will develop image processing software and use deep imaging, for instance from the public ultra-deep Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program (HSC SSP) survey, to discover and characterize extremely low surface brightness structures. This task will be done using Big Data software, especially pattern recognition tools based on new algorithms in the general area of machine learning. The HSC SSP survey is a multiwavelength (grizy) deep survey which is similar to the type of data we will have with the arrival of the LSST. In this sense, we expect the tools to be developed by the candidate to be able to handle the extraordinary and complex information hidden in the future LSST data. Application of the software to spectra will also be considered. In addition to the creation of the algorithms and software tools, the candidate is expected to publish a number of articles describing the new software and the discoveries made with such applications.
Position requirements: The successful candidate must have a good publication record and provide evidence of leading original research experience.
Qualification requirements: To be eligible for admission, applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics, Physics or Computer Science, by the application deadline (December 31, 2017). A copy of the degree or corresponding stamped certificate (issued by the University where the degree was obtained), must be included. Applicants who have not completed the Ph.D. degree within the application deadline will not be considered.
Particularly regarded merits:
- Scientific and technical contributions to your field of research.
- Scientific publications, in terms of both quality and quantity, collected in the Science Citation Index (SCI), papers delivered at conferences; teaching tasks, activity in scientific and conference committees, conference organization, journal refereeing and stays in other centres.
Maximum score: 60 points.
Suitability of the candidate?s training and experience for the contract he/she is applying for:
- Applicants must have considerable experience in image processing, data programming and big data analysis.
- Experience with deep imaging data (reduction and photometric calibration) and pattern recognition are also of utmost interest.
Maximum score: 40 points.
In order to guarantee the effective equality of men and women in accordance with the provisions stipulated in the IAC?s Second Plan of Equality, merits will be evaluated taken into account certain documented circumstances that might diminish the performance of personnel, but always with the aim that such considerations do not negatively influence the evaluation of the career of each applicant. The following are considered to be special circumstances:
? Maternity, up to 18 months after the date of birth or adoption.
? Paternity, enjoyed as provided by Social Security, for the duration of the corresponding permit.
? Severe illness or accident with medical leave for a minimum of 3 months.
? Care for dependents for a minimum period of 3 months, as provided by Law 39/2006.
? Work Permits for care of dependent children or adults.
Training: Those candidates who have done their Ph.D. research at the IAC must have undertaken a period of training in other research centres. This period must consist of either one continuous year or 18 accumulated months (including periods of training during their doctoral period).
Duration: The appointment will be for a period of two years. The starting date is expected to be before June 2018.
Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 33,215 Euros, subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions (depending on the personal situation of the candidate). Medical insurance under the Spanish National Health Service will be provided for the candidate and will also cover spouse or registered partner (de facto partner) and children (if relevant).
Relocation allowance: This call includes a relocation allowance (only for the selected candidate) comprising: the cost of the flight ticket (booked and issued by the IAC), temporary accommodation for up to two weeks (organised by the IAC) and per diem rate up to two weeks. The maximum IAC will reimburse is 2,000 Euros.
Non-UE citizens: Applicants who are not citizen of a country belonging to the European Union are invited to apply for this position, but, if selected, will be allowed to sign the contract with the IAC only after obtaining the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain.
How to apply: use the online application system, http://www.iac.es/jobs/research/, including the required information and documents. Alternatively, follow the instructions in the official announcement (only in Spanish).
The required documentation must be submitted using the online application system and received by the application deadline. The application form, CV, publication list, statements of research interests and suitability for the position, copy of the Ph.D. degree, and copy of the national identity or passport should be merged into a single PDF file.
|Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Astronomy at Botswana International University of Science and Technology||Closing date: 2017-11-30
Contact: Professor Greg Hillhouse
|Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Senior Lecturer or Lecturer (depending on qualifications and experience) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST).
BIUST is the designated national Host Institution for the Botswana contribution to the African VLBI Network and ultimately to the Square Kilometre Array Phase 2. The University is undergoing a period of rapid expansion of which astronomy is an integral part.
|Duties of the successful applicant would be as follows:
Senior Lecturer - To teach and educate undergraduate and graduate students in Physics and Astronomy and to build the knowledge base in Radio Astronomy through research and publications. To administer teaching activities within the discipline of Physics and Astronomy and provide leadership at the module or course level. To establish a national and international research reputation in the field of Radio Astronomy. To be active in professional service related to Astronomy.
Lecturer - To teach and educate undergraduate and graduate students in Physics and Astronomy and to build the knowledge base in Radio Astronomy through research and publications. To administer teaching activities within the discipline of Physics and Astronomy.
Further details of the post can be found at http://www.biust.ac.bw/index.php/job-center/posting/129/senior-lecturer-lecturer-astronomy
For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Greg Hillhouse, Head of Physics and Astronomy by emailing hillhouseg @ biust.ac.bw
|Postdoctoral position in exoplanets and/or stellar activity research||Closing date: 2017-12-15
Contact: Dr Chris Watson
|A funded postdoctoral research position in the area of exoplanets and/or stellar activity is available in the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University of Belfast. This is a 3 year post, for which funding is available immediately and we intend to fill by 1st April 2018.|
|Applicants must hold, or about to be awarded, a PhD in astrophysics, and have experience relevant to observational or theoretical studies of exoplanets and/or stellar activity.
The successful candidate will be expected to work on collaborative programmes with the established exoplanet & stellar activity research team at Queen's, consisting of Dr. Chris Watson, Dr. Katja Poppenhaeger, and Dr. Neale Gibson. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research in one or more of the following areas: exoplanet atmosphere observations and/or theory; stellar activity and/or rotation in relation to exoplanet discovery or characterisation.
The successful candidate will be hired on Grade AC2 (£32,548 - £38,833 per annum depending on experience). Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Please refer to the information package available at the application website for further details about the post.
Please include a CV, research plan, and cover letter in your application package.
Link to application form (search for job reference 17/105969): http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBJobVacancies/ResearchJobs/
For informal inquiries, please contact:
Dr. C. A. Watson (c.a.watson @ qub.ac.uk), Dr. K. Poppenhaeger (k.poppenhaeger @ qub.ac.uk), Dr. N. Gibson (n.gibson @ qub.ac.uk)
|Postdoc. Researcher - Stellar Dynamical Archeology||Closing date: 2017-11-30
Contact: Pauline Conlon
|The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) is looking to fill a postdoctoral research position to work with Dr. Glenn van de Ven on "Globular clusters as living fossils of the past of galaxies" funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through Consolidator Grant ArcheoDyn.|
|The goal is to mine Globular Clusters (GCs) as living fossils of galaxy evolution to address fundamental questions in astrophysics: Do GCs harbour the intermediate mass black holes predicted as seeds of the super-massive black holes in galaxies? Can the origin of multiple stellar populations in GCs be uncovered from distinct dynamical fossil signatures? Can we recover disrupted satellite galaxies from the GCs they left in the host galaxy?
You will have the opportunity to work within a dedicated team on these forefront science questions, while profiting from the international environment at ESO and other renowned institutes on the campus in Garching and in downtown Munich. You are expected to immerse in the team and actively participate in ESO's scientific life as well as communicate and support the team's scientific efforts in the international astronomical community.
Expertise in dynamical modeling and stellar spectroscopy are assets, while good programming skills are highly desirable. The position will involve the extension and synergy of our Schwarzschild orbit-superposition and discrete chemo-dynamical numerical codes. The combination of computationally intensive stellar population and dynamical models applied to state-of-the-art spectroscopic data will require novel optimisation algorithms and efficient programming. The resulting population-dynamical code will be a unique and powerful tool in uncovering the past of galaxies in a cosmological context.
The appointment will start with an initial period of one year followed by a two-year extension (three years in total) with a starting date anticipated by 1 October 2018 (with limited flexibility thereafter). The ERC consolidator grant provides ample funds for computing, travel and training. Remuneration includes a competitive salary and allowances (tax-free) as well as comprehensive social benefits.
If you are interested, please apply online via the ESO Recruitment Portal http://recruitment.eso.org/ before the closing date of 30 November 2017. Your application should include a cover/motivation letter, a curriculum vitae (with a summary of relevant experience and a list of publications), and a statement of research interests (maximum of two pages). You should also arrange for three persons willing to provide a recommendation letter by the same closing date. Applicants are strongly advised to trigger automatic invitations to these persons via the web application form well in advance of the closing date. Candidates will be notified about of the results of the selection process before 15 February 2018.
For further information on the ArcheoDyn project please see http://eso.org/~gvandeve/ArcheoDyn/. For inquiries on the application procedure you may consult Pauline Conlon (pconlon @ eso.org), while questions on the research position may be addressed to Glenn van de Ven (gvandeve @ eso.org).
No nationality is in principle excluded, however, recruitment preference will be given to nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race or religion.
|2018 Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships||Closing date: 2018-01-12
Contact: Kendra Greb
|The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) announces the 2018 call for applications to the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program. The fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.
Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the laboratory, and throughout the universe.
|2018 Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application deadline: 12 January 2018
The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) announces the 2018 call for applications to the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program. The fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.
Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the laboratory, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with gravitational and electro-magnetic (both radiation and DC) fields, and with neutral matter. The physical domain of interest ranges from deep inside the Sun to the Earth?s upper atmosphere. Within this broad science discipline, LWS is a program designed to develop the scientific understanding required for the Nation to address effectively those aspects of the Sun-Earth system that affect life and society.
Two major topics of focus for LWS are the science of space weather and of the Sun-climate connection. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed research addresses one of these two foci; but any research program relevant to LWS is considered.
Since the goal of this postdoctoral program is to train Sun-Earth system researchers, preference is also given to research projects that cross the traditional Heliophysics subdomains of the Sun, heliosphere, magnetosphere, and ionosphere/upper atmosphere, as well as Sun-climate investigations. Therefore, proposals addressing the LWS program that are interdisciplinary are encouraged.
In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host mentoring scientist plays a critical role. Consequently, applicants must select a host scientist, who is different from the candidate?s PhD advisor (preferably at a different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the potential host scientist and institution.
Potential host scientists are required to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, and mentoring plan as part of the selection process. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow, provide a reasonable office environment, which may include a workstation, and any other unique research costs.
Applicants to this postdoctoral program are expected to have had a PhD for no more than three years at the start of tenure. A UCAR steering committee selects the fellows.
Jack Eddy fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR?s benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA retirement fund, and life insurance). A lump sum relocation allowance and an allowance for travel during the appointment are provided. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2018. Appointments will be announced in March.
For additional information on this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.heliophysics.ucar.edu.
For further information, call (303) 497-1605 or email cpaess-apply @ ucar.edu.
NASA Living With a Star, Heliophysics Division sponsors this program. The University Corporation for
Atmospheric Research is an EE/AAE who values and encourages diversity in the workplace.
|Post-Doctoral Position at the Dynamics Group||Closing date: 2017-11-30
Contact: Ortwin Gerhard
|Applications for a post-doctoral position are invited to work with Ortwin Gerhard and the Dynamics Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). Our research focusses on the dynamical structure and evolution of galaxies, their nuclei and dark matter halos, and on the chemo-dynamical build-up of the Milky Way based onfront-line survey data. |
|Applications for a post-doctoral position are invited to work with Ortwin Gerhard and the Dynamics Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). Our research focusses on the dynamical structure and evolution of galaxies, their nuclei and dark matter halos, and on the chemo-dynamical build-up of the Milky Way based onfront-line survey data.
We are looking for an ambitious and highly qualified person with interest and expertise in any of these subjects and in computational research.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or related field before starting. The appointment is initially for 2 years, with possible extension, starting from summer or fall 2018.
Salary and social benefits are based on the German TVOeD scale, depending on experience.
We offer an attractive working environment, computing resources, and money for travel.
The MPE is one of the major German astrophysics research institutes with broad research interests ranging from instrumentation to theory. It is part of an international research center situated in Garching near Munich, on a campus shared with the MPI for Astrophysics, ESO, and several other institutes and university departments. Munich is an attractive international city close to the Bavarian Alps. For further details about MPE see http://www.mpe.mpg.de.
Please send a letter of application with proposed starting date, a brief description of research interests, CV including publication list, and arrange for three letters of reference, by November 30, 2017 to dynamicsjobs @ mpe.mpg.de.
For scientific enquiries about the position please contact Ortwin Gerhard at MPE.
The Max-Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
|Transition Probabilities of Trans-iron Elements||Closing date: 2017-12-31
Contact: Thomas Rauch
|The Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT) invites applications for a PhD position (3 years, starting date 01.01.2018) of a DFG (German Research Foundation) funded project in the fields of stellar atmospheres and atomic data. The PhD thesis project focuses on the calculation of transitions probabilities of trans-iron elements from copper to barium with a pseudo-relativistic Hartree-Fock approach. The newly calculated data will be used to identify spectral lines and to determine element abundances in hot white dwarfs.|
|The salary is based upon the German federal public service scale (50% of E13 TV-L). Women are especially encouraged to apply. Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.
Interested students are invited to send their application including curriculum vitae and copies of university degrees/records until the position is filled to:
Dr. Thomas Rauch
Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics
Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
email: rauch @ astro.uni-tuebingen.de
|ESO Studentship Programme 2017/2018||Closing date: 2017-11-15
|ESO's studentship positions are open to students enrolled in a PhD programme in astronomy or related fields (observational, theoretical and fundamental astrophysics). Students accepted into the programme work on their doctoral project under the formal supervision of their home university, but they come to ESO to work and study under the co-supervision of an ESO staff astronomer, normally for a period of between one and two years. Studentships may be hosted either at ESO's Headquarters in Garching (Germany) or at ESO's offices in Santiago (Chile).|
|The research studentship programme of the European Southern Observatory provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to experience the exciting scientific environment at one of the world's leading observatories for a period of up to two years.
ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe. Its approximately 110 staff astronomers, 40 Fellows and 40 PhD students conduct frontline research in fields ranging from exoplanets to cosmology, offering one of the most vibrant and stimulating scientific settings anywhere in the world.
ESO's studentship positions are open to students enrolled in a PhD programme in astronomy or related fields (observational, theoretical and fundamental astrophysics). Students accepted into the programme work on their doctoral project under the formal supervision of their home university, but they come to ESO to work and study under the co-supervision of an ESO staff astronomer, normally for a period of between one and two years. Studentships may be hosted either at ESO's Headquarters in Garching (Germany) or at ESO's offices in Santiago (Chile), where up to two positions per year are provided for students enrolled in South American universities.
Please visit http://www.eso.org/public/jobs/conditions/students/ for details of the employment conditions and benefits.
If you are interested in enhancing your PhD experience in an international and culturally-rich environment and grow your network of potential collaborators. The full vacancy can be viewed from http://recruitment.eso.org/ where you can also apply.
Closing date for applications is 15 November 2017.
|3-year Post-Doc offer in ExoPlanets||Closing date: 2017-12-11
Contact: Alexandre Correia
|The Physics Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, invites applications for a 3-year Post-Doc position in "Dynamics of Planetary Systems".|
|The successful applicant is expected to do research in one of the following topics: extra-solar planet searches and study, planet formation and evolution, dynamics of multi-planetary systems. The main goal is to cover both theory and observations with particular attention to the dynamics of multi-body configurations and diversity of their dynamical environments. Computational experience is required and a background in Solar System dynamics is a plus. Applications by researchers working on other research topics related to the field of exoplanets will also be accepted and evaluated.
Qualifications: The candidate must have have concluded a PhD before the application deadline.
Application deadline: 11th December 2017
Expecting starting date: January 2018, to be agreed upon with the successful candidate.
Host institution: Gr @ v, Physics Department, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL (EU). http://gravitation.web.ua.pt/
Type of contract: 2+1 year Fellowship:
Salary: 1500 EUR/month (tax free)
Benefits include social security and 25 vacation days.
Job Reference: BPD-57-29224/2017
Applications must be sent by e-mail simultaneously to Alexandre Correia (correia @ ua.pt) and to Marta Teixeira (marta.m @ ua.pt) before 11th December 2017, with the following documents:
1. CV (including publication list),
2. A brief research plan (maximum 3 pages),
3. Cover Letter detailing the motivation and background for applying to this position,
4. Name and contact of 2 scientists who can provide a letter of recommendation,
5. Copy of all academic degrees, including the PhD certificate (in English or Portuguese).
Evaluation criteria: Selection of the candidates will be performed by evaluation of the CV, the research plan and of the other submitted documents (70%), followed by an interview (30%) of the top candidates. The interview is mandatory (optionally by teleconference). The candidates must have a very good review (larger than 16 in a scale of 0-20) in all evaluated items. The jury can decide to not select any candidate if their final grade is below 16.
Contacts and further information:
University of Aveiro:
|Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in astrophysics at the University of Oslo||Closing date: 2017-12-22
Contact: Per B. Lilje
|A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo.|
|This three-year position is open for candidates both within the solar physics, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology research groups. In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates, and to how their research competences can interact with and complement the research activities of one of the three research groups. The selected candidate must be able to start in the position before the 30th of September, 2018.
For further information and link to the electronic application portal, see https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/143383/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-in-astrophysics
|Associate Professorship in Cosmology at the University of Oslo||Closing date: 2018-01-01
Contact: Per B. Lilje
|The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Cosmology.|
|The position is affiliated with the cosmology research group within the Section for cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. The group presently consists of Profs. Øystein Elgarøy, Hans Kristian Eriksen, Frode Hansen, Per B. Lilje and David Mota, a senior research fellow, about 5 postdoctoral research fellows and about 6 Ph.D. students. The group interacts strongly with the extragalactic astrophysics group led by associate professor Sijing Shen. The main present activities are on analysis of data from CMB- and similar observatories, preparatory theoretical and computational research connected to the Euclid space mission, concerning observable consequences of modified gravity theories, especially through cosmological simulations, and general cosmological research. The group utilizes strongly local and national High Performance Computing facilities.
The position is meant to strengthen and/or broaden the cosmology group. Candidates who can cooperate with and complement the present activities of the group are especially desired. This can be either through theoretical/modelling research or through observational research. Ability and preference for working in teams are highly valued qualities. Applicants are required to outline one or several research projects and show how these are expected to strengthen the scientific activities in the cosmology group.
For further information and link to electronic application portal, see https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/143358/associate-professorship-in-cosmology
|Associate Professorship in Extragalactic Astrophysics at the University of Oslo||Closing date: 2018-01-01
Contact: Per B. Lilje
|The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo invites applications for an Associate Professorship in extragalactic astrophysics.|
|The research activity of the Institute has recently been broadened by starting a research group in extragalactic astrophysics. We wish to strengthen this group by opening a new permanent associate professorship.
The position is affiliated with the extragalactic astrophysics research group within the Section for cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. This group was started in 2013 and is led by associate professor Sijing Shen. It has presently a senior research fellow, a postdoctoral research fellow and three Ph.D. students in addition to Dr. Shen. Present activity includes theoretical and computational studies of formation and evolution of galaxies and the reionization of the intergalactic medium. The group interacts strongly with the cosmology group and also with the solar physics group, which has an internationally leading competence in radiative transfer and radiative hydrodynamics. The group utilizes strongly local, national and international High Performance Computing facilities, and also participates in science with ESA's Euclid mission. It is a high priority for the Institute to strengthen this group, and it will have priority to resources, postdoctoral research fellows and Ph.D. students.
The position is meant to strengthen and/or broaden the new extragalactic astrophysics group. Candidates who can cooperate closely with and complement the present activities of the group are desired. This can be either through theoretical or modelling research, or also through observational research. Ability and preference for working in teams are highly valued qualities. Applicants are required to outline one or several research projects and show how these are expected to strengthen the scientific activities in the extragalactic astrophysics group and interact with the group leader's research activities.
For further information and link to the electronic application portal, see https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/143330/associate-professorship-in-extragalactic-astrophysics
|Associate Professorship in Solar Physics at the University of Oslo||Closing date: 2018-01-01
Contact: Per B. Lilje
|The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) at the University of Oslo invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Solar Physics.|
|The Section for solar and stellar physics will from November 2017 become the Norwegian Centre of Excellence "Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics" (RoCS). Two new tenure track positions will be associated with the centre. This announcement regards the first of these ? it will become a ?regular? permanent ITA position at the close of the 10-year centre lifetime.
The primary goal of RoCS' 10-year effort lies in understanding the workings of the energetic Sun. To attack this goal a concerted effort of numerical modelling, both fluid (extended MHD) and particle oriented, will be combined with high quality observations taken at ground based and space based observatories to produce models of the active Sun. The Solar group at the ITA is presently led by Mats Carlsson, who will also become leader of RoCS. The group has an internationally leading competence in radiative transfer and radiative hydrodynamics. Observationally, the group has access to the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope on La Palma, to ALMA, to several space based satellites such as NASA's IRIS and SDO, JAXA?s Hinode and in the near future ESA's Solar Orbiter. The group utilizes strongly local, national and international High-Performance Computing facilities. With the RoCS centre of excellence, the Solar group will expand significantly.
The position is meant to broaden the reach of the RoCS centre of excellence team. Candidates who can cooperate closely with and complement the present activities of the group are desired. This can be either through theoretical/modelling research or through observational research. Ability and preference for working in teams are highly valued qualities. Applicants are required to outline one or several research projects and show how these are expected to strengthen the scientific activities of the RoCS centre and the Solar group.
For further information and link to electronic application portal, see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/143362/associate-professorship-in-solar-physics
|Executive Officer of the PlanetS Technology Platform||Closing date: 2017-11-15
Contact: Chantal Taçoy
|The Technology Platform of PlanetS (http://nccr-planets.ch/platforms/technology-transfer/) is opening a 40-60% position as Executive Officer. The successful candidate will, among other commitments, be responsible for the organisation of the platform and the implementation of its program through strategic activities defined by the Technology Platform leader and PlanetS Board.|
|Work environment: PlanetS is a successful NCCR in Planetary Science (Solar System and Exoplanets) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Leading houses of the NCCR are the Universities of Bern and Geneva, but PlanetS involves also other leading research institutes across Switzerland and collaborates with renowned national and international partners. PlanetS is recognized as one of the leading organizations worldwide in the exploration of our solar system and extra-solar planets research.
As part of its infrastructural and strategic activities PlanetS intends, through its Technology Platform, to strengthen partnership with industry, foster knowledge and technology transfer, and education of young researches and engineers.
Job description: The Technology Platform of PlanetS (http://nccr-planets.ch/platforms/technology-transfer/) is opening a 40-60% position as Executive Officer. The successful candidate will, among other commitments, be responsible for the organisation of the platform and the implementation of its program through strategic activities defined by the Technology Platform leader and PlanetS Board. In particular, as as an example for these activities, we shall mention:
- Prepare the annual budget
- Prepare calls for seed-funding ideas and follow-up the selected projects
- Co-organize SwissCompanyMaker, in collaboration with other NCCRs
- Organize and coordinate a PlanetS-Industry exchange program for PhD-students and engineers
- Collaborate with other KTT (Knowledge and Technology Transfer) entities within Switzerland and coordinate activities
- Propose and organize KTT events and topical "technology" workshops within PlanetS
- Foster the contact with industry
The Executive Officer shall work in close collaboration with the Technology Platform Leader (and member of the PlanetS Board), who will define the global strategy and report to the PlanetS Board and SNSF.
Skills and education: The candidates must have an University Degree in technical areas and at least 5 years of experience in industry and private sector. Additional experience in research and/or in "technology education" is not mandatory but of great value. At least basic knowledge of KTT concepts are requested and experience with KTT activities strongly recommended.
Languages: Fluent in English, German and French
Work place: Geneva Observatory, Versoix (University of Geneva) or University of Bern
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: The yearly contract is extendable till end of May 2022, depending on funding and achievements.
Salary: Class 19 of the State of Geneva or equivalent
Academic title requested: University degree (Master) or equivalent
How to apply: Applications should be sent to Chantal.Tacoy @ unige.ch and shall include:
- Cover letter
- Detailed CV together with a list of publications/experience/achievements
- Copy of highest degrees/diploma
- List of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee. Recommendation letters are not requested for now.
Complete applications received by 31 October 2017, will receive full considerations. Past this date, applications will be considered depending on availability.
PlanetS is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workplaces. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.
|CDS-ASTERICS Postdoctoral Researcher Position (re-advertised)||Closing date: 2017-11-15
Contact: Mark Allen
|The CDS is dedicated to the collection and distribution of astronomical data and information, and the development of innovative techniques for scientific exploitation of very large data sets. The CDS provides the SIMBAD reference database; the VizieR service for astronomical catalogues and tables published in academic journals; the Aladin interactive sky atlas and a new integrated portal. The CDS contributes to the Virtual Observatory and recent developments include the use of hierarchical data techniques and fast catalogue cross-matching. (For more information see http://cds.unistra.fr)
|The CDS is participating in the Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster (ASTERICS) which is a Research Infrastructure project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework to address the cross-cutting synergies and common challenges shared by the various Astronomy ESFRI facilities, pathfinder facilities and other large infrastructures (SKA, CTA, KM3NeT, E-ELT, VIRGO/EGO). CDS leads the ASTERICS work package on Data Access Discovery and Interoperability (DADI, WP4). (For more information see https://www.asterics2020.eu)
The successful applicant will work within the CDS team on scientific interoperability of astronomical data and services, and will contribute to the development and presentation of science tutorials to support ASTERICS training events. The work will involve interactions with technical and scientific staff at the CDS and within the ASTERICS partners.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D in astronomy and have experience with analysis of astronomical data. Experience in multi-wavelength or multi-messenger astronomy or statistical analysis of large data sets would be beneficial. The position includes opportunities for collaboration with members of the CDS science team. Scientific topics covered by the team include stellar astrophysics (AGB stars, YSOs, stellar X-ray emission), interstellar medium, dust emission in nearby galaxies, galaxy dynamics, interactions of galaxies in clusters, shocks and photoionisation in AGN and interacting galaxies, galaxy formation and numerical simulations of reionization.
Applicants are requested to submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of research interests, and the names of two professional references to Dr. Mark Allen (mark.allen @ astro.unistra.fr) before 15 November 2017. Documents should be sent as PDF files via email with the subject line CDS-ASTERICS-POSTDOC.
The starting date is flexible but should be before March 2018.
The CDS participates in the ASTERICS project as a CNRS partner and the salary and benefits are set by CNRS guidelines.
|PhD Positions in Solar System Science at IMPRS Göttingen (Germany): Astrophysics, solar physics, planetary sciences||Closing date: 2017-11-15
Contact: Sonja Schuh
|The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral program covering the physics of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen. It offers several astrophysics PhD positions for a start in 2018:
Read more at http://www.solar-system-school.de/
Apply via https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow
The Solar System School invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2017.
The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.
Research at the MPS covers three main areas:
Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the renowned University of Göttingen or, if they choose, another university.
The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year PhD program in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen Campus. Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding.
The language of the structured graduate program is English, with complimentary German language courses offered (optional). The program includes an inspiring curriculum of scientific lectures and seminars as well as advanced training workshops and provides relocation costs and travel funds to attend international conferences.
Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must have, or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, earth sciences or a related field, including a written Masters thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.
Review of applications for a starting date of September 2018 will begin on 15 November 2017, but other starting times are also negotiable. The positions are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit the following documents through the online application portal before 15 November 2017:
- an application form to be filled online, including two short texts describing the applicant's scientific interests and their motivation to apply for PhD projects in the Solar System School, along with the applicant's choice of up to three PhD projects;
- a curriculum vitae in pdf format;
- degree certificates and full transcripts of all academic records: i.e. scanned copies of B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree certificates (or equivalent), and lists of all courses with credits and grades issued by the respective school or university, with English or German translations;
- contact details for two or more referees who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. The referees will be contacted by the School and will be asked to submit their letters through the online portal no later than November 20 2017.
It is highly recommended to also submit
- certificate to prove proficiency in the English language, for candidates whose native language is not English or German (e.g. transcript of TOEFL / IELTS scores or equivalent);
- GRE Physics test scores or equivalent for candidates who have obtained their Master's degree at a university outside of Europe.
The Solar System School is committed to diversity. The MPS is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on providing career opportunities for women. Applications of people with disabilities are encouraged and will be favored in case of comparable qualifications.
To apply, please
|PhD appointments at the IMPRS for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Bonn/Cologne (Germany)||Closing date: 2017-11-15
Contact: Rainer Mauersberger
|Job Announcement Text:
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy & Astrophysics is a joint structured doctoral program by the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR, Bonn) and the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.
Several PhD positions are available at one of the most vibrant Astronomy centers in Europe for talented students who are about to finish their master's (or equivalent) thesis in Physics or Astrophysics. The instruction language is English.
Appointments are for 3 years, starting at any time in 2018.
Starting annual gros salary: ~23041? with attractive benefits.
The IMPRS for A&A has 60 PhD students from 26 countries.
Mentorship from world class faculty from the MPIfR and the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.
Research on a broad range of hot topics in observational and theoretical astrophysics.
Access to world class observing facilities at a large range of wavelengths.
Career enhancement workshops, advanced lecture courses.
Funding for travel and research.
The deadline is November 15th 2017
For more information and electronic application, visit http://imprs.mpifr.de
Further inquiries can be sent to the Coordinator Dr. Rainer Mauersberger at imprs @ mpifr.de
|Post-doctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at AstroParticule & Cosmology APC Paris France||Closing date: 2017-12-31
Contact: Eric Chassande-Mottin
|The Gravitation group at AstroParticule & Cosmologie APC is seeking qualified individuals for post-doctoral appointments to work in the area of the gravitational wave data analysis and multimessenger astrophysics.|
|The institute [http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr]
APC is an institute funded by the French National Scientific Research Center CNRS and the University of Paris Diderot. The institute is located in Paris, France and it is devoted to astroparticle physics and cosmology. It is involved in many large experiments and observatories in those areas such as the Planck CMB mission, the LSST survey telescope, ESA Euclid survey mission, the KM3NeT neutrino telescope, the SVOM gamma-ray satellite, etc. The institute provides a friendly and lively place to work and a scientifically exciting and stimulating environment to conduct research in.
The Gravitation group at APC invites applications for postdoctoral research positions. The positions are for two years (24 months). The candidate will be employed by CNRS and will obtain the status of postdoctoral researcher.
Two positions are funded through the 'Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster? ASTERICS [https://www.asterics2020.eu] which is a Research Infrastructure project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework. A third position is funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion and Advanced Research (IFCPAR) in the context of a bilateral grant with Archana Pai at IISER Trivandrum India [http://www.iisertvm.ac.in].
The candidate will join the Virgo team, currently composed of three permanent researchers, two postdoctoral fellows and three PhD students. The candidate will also join the lively world-wide community formed by the Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations.
The candidate will participate in the analysis of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data, and in the development of new methods for the scientific exploitation of future gravitational wave detections.
PhD or postdoctoral experience in Astrophysics/Astroparticle Physics
Skills and work experience in the cooperative development of scientific software developments
Information and applications
The application consists in a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a brief description of your research interests. Please include the email addresses of at least two references, who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
The application should be sent by e-mail to Eric Chassande-Mottin (ecm[AT]apc[DOT]in2p3[DOT]fr). Further information on these positions can be obtained from the same contact.
The deadline for applications and related materials is March 15, 2017. Later applications will be considered as well until the positions are filled.
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