|Extragalactic Postdoc Position at Department of Astrophysics Vienna
The Department of Astrophysics at the University of Vienna offers a University Assistant (Postdoc) position within the extragalactic group "Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe" of Professor Bodo Ziegler for four (4) years with application deadline 1st February 2017.
Area of work: We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified senior astronomer able to conduct independent research and to attract funding and observing time. We expect excellence in optical/nearinfrared astronomy with strong expertise in multi- object and 3D/IFU spectroscopy and very good experience with galaxy kinematics and morphologies. Our group conducts programs (using mainly ESO/VLT and HST) to quantitatively study distant galaxies, in particular with MOS and IFU spectroscopy, and to investigate x-ray detected groups and clusters and their members (galaxy kinematics, stellar populations, star formation, AGN activity).
We offer a vibrant and enthusiastic environment and a comfortable working atmosphere. Austria being a member of ESO and ESA has access to all their first- class facilities. The city of Vienna has a long tradition of leading world-wide rankings for its high living quality. Adequate salaries are paid and funding for travel is available.
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week. Occupation group (salary) in accordance with collective bargaining agreement. Contract includes health & unemployment insurance and long-term care.
Profile: Applicants must have a PhD degree in astronomy or astrophysics. A very good knowledge of English and the ability to work in teams, high oral and written expressiveness as well as didactic qualifications are required. The selected researcher is expected to conduct frontier research with advanced knowledge for reducing and analyzing datasets, to write papers, to present results at international conferences, to actively propose observations with ground-based and/or satellite facilities, to take part in raising third-party funding and to actively participate in institute life. Participation in teaching and education on a modest level (up to 4 hours per week) is required as regulated in the collective bargaining agreement. For further information please contact Prof. Ziegler at bodo.ziegler @ univie.ac.at .
Application: Interested candidates should upload their application electronically online via the Job Center (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at, ID number 7283). It should contain a curriculum vitae, a statement of past (max. 2 pages) and planned research programs for the 4-years duration of the employment (max. 2 pages), and a publication list, preferably altogether in 1 PDF file. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation sent by the referees directly to the above address. Review will start 2nd February 2017.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.