EAS Job Directory
|Postdoctoral positions in Cosmology||Closing date: 2019-10-31
Contact: Ely Kovetz
|The cosmology group at Ben-Gurion University is expecting to hire 2-3 postdocs under the New Frontiers in Cosmology initiative, led by Ely Kovetz, to work on various projects lying at the interface of theoretical astrophysics and particle physics. The positions are extendable for up to 3 years and offer a competitive stipend, plus an allocation for professional travel. Optional starting dates are October 2019, March 2020 or September/October 2020. |
|The focus of the New Frontiers in Cosmology initiative is on developing novel probes to cast light on the core mysteries in cosmology, notably the dark sector and inflation. BGU faculty with shared interests include David Eichler, Ramy Brustein, Uri Keshet and Adi Zitrin. We maintain strong ties with members of the Physics and Astronomy department at Johns Hopkins University, including Marc Kamionkowski, Joseph Silk, Emanuele Berti and others. Interested postdocs will have the option of spending 2-4 months per year at JHU to work on collaborative projects.
Ben-Gurion University is located in the biblical town of Be'er Sheva, situated in the desert scenery of the Negev. The campus is within a 1-hour train ride from Tel Aviv. Interaction with other research groups in Israel (at Tel-Aviv University, the Hebrew University, the Technion and the Weizmann Institute) is frequent.
Applicants are requested to submit a CV, statement of research interests and a publication list, and have three recommendation letters submitted on their behalf, no later than October 31st, 2019. A preferred starting date (as early as October 2019 or as late as October 2020) should be clearly indicated. Review of applications will start in August 2019 and continue until all positions are filled.
|ESO Fellowship Scheme 2019/2020 (Europe, Chile)||Closing date: 2019-10-15
Contact: Angela Arndt
|The European Southern Observatory awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year, offering outstanding early-career scientists the opportunity to develop their independent research programmes in the exciting scientific environment of one of the world's foremost observatories. Fellowships are available both at ESO's Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, and at ESO's astronomy centre in Santiago, Chile.|
|The fellowships in Garching are awarded initially for one year followed by a two-year extension (three years total). In addition to developing their independent research programmes, ESO Garching Fellows will be expected to engage in some functional work, at a level of 25% of their time, related to e.g. instrumentation, ALMA, E-ELT, or science operations support in Garching or Chile.
The fellowships in Chile are granted for one year initially, with annual extensions for three additional years (four years total). During the first three years, Fellows are assigned to one of the science operations groups of Paranal, ALMA or APEX, where they will contribute to the operations at a level of 80 nights per year. The fourth year Fellows may spend at any ESO site, or at any astronomical institute in an ESO member state or in Chile. There are no functional duties during the fourth year, except in the case that the fourth year is spent at ESO Chile where Fellows are expected to carry out functional work up to 25% of their time.
The ESO Fellowship scheme is open to applicants who will have achieved their PhD in astronomy, physics or a related discipline before 1 November 2020. Early-career scientists from all astrophysical fields are welcome to apply. While scientific excellence is the primary selection criterion for all fellowships, candidates should also explain (in their motivation letter) how ESO's facilities and their work at ESO would facilitate their scientific development.
We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary (tax-free) and comprehensive social benefits. For more information about the fellowship scheme and ESO's astronomical research activities, please see: https://www.eso.org/sci/activities/FeSt-overview/fellowship_scheme.html.
To apply for the ESO Fellowship, please register using the online service at http://jobs.eso.org. Candidates are asked to create a PDF using the ESO Fellowship Application Form. The form is available for download as Word, LibreOffice and Latex template at the following page: https://www.eso.org/sci/activities/FeSt-overview/fellowship_scheme/application_guidelines.html.
|Postdoctoral position on exoplanet atmospheric studies at the Bordeaux Laboratory for Astrophysics||Closing date: 2019-09-16
Contact: Jeremy Leconte
|There is an opening for a 2 years postdoctoral researcher position on research associated with exoplanet atmospheric studies to start in the fall of 2019.
The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Leconte and the other members of the ERC WHIPLASH team at LAB. They will also be involved in the ARIEL space mission. The main goal of the project is to link 3D numerical modeling of exoplanetary atmospheres to current and upcoming observations of exoplanet characterization. Applicants are expected to propose and pursue their own innovative research projects as well.
|The applicant should have a demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas: numerical modeling of exoplanet atmospheres, cloud formation, radiative transfer modeling of hot atmospheres, 3D general circulation models, analysis and/or modeling of observations of exo-atmospheres (especially from space).
The successful candidate will be hosted by the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (LAB), located on the campus of the University of Bordeaux, in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, in southern France. The institute provides a dynamic and diverse environment for professional development, and a stimulating work environment. The postdocs will also each receive a 4000 Euros-per-year travel grant to attend international conferences. Benefits include complete health insurance coverage and social security, as required by French law.
Requirements: Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in astronomy, planetary sciences, or similar field by the time of starting the position. Applicants should send a single PDF document that includes curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a short statement of research interests also describing how they see their own contribution to the project. They should also provide the name of two referees to be contacted for further information. Send all applications and information requests to jeremy.leconte @ u-bordeaux.fr. Applications received before September 16, 2019 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
This ad can be found at: http://perso.astrophy.u-bordeaux.fr/~jleconte/whiplash.html
|Postdoctoral Position at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences||Closing date: 2019-09-05
Contact: Vladimir Karas
|We are Public Research Institution and the largest professional astronomical organization in the Czech Republic, located at Ondrejov observatory and in Prague. Successful applicants will collaborate with researchers in our scientific departments (theory, observation, and data analysis are all welcome). Recently the Institute has been involved in space programs of ESA and ground-based projects within ESO, including the European ALMA. Experience in one of the subjects studied at the Institute is valued but independent new projects will be also considered.|
|The appointment is initially for one year; an extension for another year is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance. A necessary condition is to satisfy legal requirements for the employment in Czech Republic (EU member state). Salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes health insurance. There is a possibility of institute accommodation in Ondrejov; in Prague private accommodation has to be arranged.
In a cover letter please indicate the working group that you intend to join. Applicants should contact a faculty member with whom they wish to work for further information, to define a joint research programme, and to discuss the starting date. This is considered to be an important part of the proposal.
Applications (containing Curriculum Vitae, List of Publications, and Summary of Research Plans) can be submitted by email to:
sekretariat @ asu.cas.cz (subject: "postdoc 2019", pdf file please).
Please provide the exact date of PhD defense. Applications can be submitted before finishing PhD, in which case a statement from the supervisor stating the planned date of the defense should be included. Successful candidates must hold PhD degree in the field and present a certificate of that by the date of employment. Preferences will be given to early-stage researchers.
Please arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly (the same electronic address as above).
To receive full consideration, this year application deadline is: 5th September 2019 (autumn call). Applications will be acknowledged by email and a confirmation will be requested from eligible applicants. Once the selection process is completed, successful applicants will be notified.
o See http://www.asu.cas.cz for the list of working groups at the Institute.
o See http://www.euraxess.cz for details about the research employment and work conditions in Czech Republic.
o See http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/comparison.jsp to compare cost of living.
|Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics, Botswana International University of Science and Technology||Closing date: 2019-08-30
Contact: Prof Greg Hillhouse
|The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual to the above position. BIUST has been designated as the national Host Institution for the Botswana involvement in the African VLBI Network, and ultimately SKA Phase 2, and this post is part of an ambitious expansion of Astrophysics capability at the institution.|
|MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To teach and educate undergraduate and graduate students in Physics and Astronomy and to build the knowledge base in Astrophysics through research and publications. To administer teaching activities within the discipline of Physics and Astrophysics and provide leadership at the module or course level. To establish a national and international research reputation in the field of Astrophysics. To be active in professional service related to Astrophysics.
The position will be based at BIUST Campus, Palapye, Botswana.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A PhD in Physics with a focus on Astrophysics.
A minimum of two (2) years? experience (after obtaining PhD degree) in teaching and research at university level. However two years of relevant industrial/professional experience shall be equivalent to one year of teaching experience.
At least 8 publications in reputable refereed journals.
Research or technology development related to Radio Astronomy will be considered an added advantage.
Supervision of postgraduate students will be considered an added advantage.
The University offers an attractive package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The position is offered on a fixed-term contract of five (5) years/ pensionable terms.
If you meet the requirements of the above stated position please send your application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae including at least three (3) recent professional references to:
Director, Human Resources at recruitment.phyastronomy @ biust.ac.bw
Please note: Processing of received applications will commence from 30th August 2019. *The position will remain vacant until filled*.
Note that only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Greg Hillhouse, Head of Physics and Astronomy by emailing hillhouseg @ biust.ac.bw
|Postdoctoral position on stars in globular clusters||Closing date: 2019-08-31
Contact: Rodolfo Smiljanic
|Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, to work on the near-UV photometric and spectroscopic properties of stars from the multiple stellar populations of globular clusters. The successful applicant will work with Dr Rodolfo Smiljanic on the project "Near-UV stellar spectroscopy: uncovering the past and building the future" funded by the Polish National Science Center.|
|The project includes work to improve the computation of synthetic stellar spectrum and spectral energy distribution in the near UV (~300-400 nm) and to compute near-UV colours for globular cluster stars. This work might also be potentially important for the development of a new near-UV spectrograph for the ESO VLT.
The ideal candidate has a background in observational astrophysics with experience in the analysis of medium- and high-resolution stellar spectra. Previous work on stars in globular clusters and/or metal-poor stars is an important asset.
The position will be for 2 years with a possible extension for a third year, depending on performance. The starting date is to some extent negotiable but could be as early as November 2019.
The gross monthly salary will be of 8376 PLN (net monthly: 5900 PLN - about 1390 EUR) and a travel budget is available. Candidates are expected to have a valid PhD degree in astronomy/astrophysics obtained within 7 years from the date of starting the employment (career breaks such as for maternity/paternity leave can be taken into account).
The application should be sent by e-mail (as pdf files) to: recruitment @ camk.edu.pl by August 31th 2019.
Review of the applications shall commence immediately after that and interviews with short listed candidates will be scheduled for the second half of September 2019.
Candidates should submit the following documents:
(1) a copy of their PhD diploma or a binding statement of its date of completion,
(2) a CV including the list of publications,
(3) a short statement of research achievements and interests (maximum 3 pages);
(4) a scan of the signed GDPD form (NCN GDPD document available at: https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochrona-danych-osobowych/),
In addition, at least two letters of recommendation should be arranged and sent directly by their authors to the same e-mail address.
Questions about the position can be sent to: rsmiljanic @ camk.edu.pl
|Postdoctoral Position in Meteor Physics at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences||Closing date: 2019-09-15
Contact: Jiri Borovicka
|The Group of Meteor Physics at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Ondrejov, Czech Republic invites application for a postdoctoral position, which will be open from January 1, 2020 in scope of the project Compositional and Orbital Mapping of Meteoroid Sources in the Solar System funded by the Czech Science Foundation. |
|The successful candidate will work under the leadership of Dr. Jiri Borovicka with collaboration with Dr. Pavel Spurny on the analysis and interpretation of data from the European Fireball Network. The possible topics include analysis of fireball spectra, modeling of meteoroid atmospheric fragmentation on the basis of fireball data (light curves, deceleration, morphology), orbital integration or search for parent bodies.
Astronomical Institute is a Public Research Institution and the largest professional astronomical organization in the Czech Republic. It is located at the Ondrejov Observatory near Prague (see http://www.asu.cas.cz/en/). The European Fireball Network is the world's longest operating fireball network. The headquarters have been in Ondrejov since the network was established in 1963. The network has been modernized and digitized in the recent years, which led e.g. to the recovery of four meteorites and to the discovery of a new branch of the Taurid meteoroid stream.
The appointment is initially for one year; an extension is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance. A necessary condition is to satisfy legal requirements for the employment in Czech Republic (EU member state). Salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes health insurance. There is a possibility of institute accommodation in Ondrejov.
Successful candidates must hold PhD degree not older than 8 years at the time of start of the employment (in case of maternity leave or long-term illness, these periods are not counted into the limit). Applications can be submitted before finishing PhD, in which case a statement from the supervisor stating the planned date of the defense should be included.
Applications (containing Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications) are to be submitted by email to:
jiri.borovicka @ asu.cas.cz.
The deadline is September 15, 2019 (but the position will remain open until filled). The applicant should also ask two referees familiar with his/her work to send a letter of recommendation to the same address with the same deadline. For additional questions please also use the same email address.
|Multiple postdoc opportunities available at the Universidad de Antofagasta (Chile)||Closing date: 2019-07-19
Contact: Médéric Boquien
|The Centro de Astronomía at the Universidad de Antofagasta (CITEVA) in Chile is seeking enthusiastic young researchers to carry out cutting-edge research on star formation, galaxy evolution, kinematics and dynamics, Galactic structure, stellar populations, star clusters, variable stars, binary stars, or planetary sciences. We prefer candidates with a team spirit, interested in building strong collaborations with the Chilean and international community. To support their research, successful applicants will not only have access to the 10% Chilean time but also to major surveys in which CITEVA is involved, such as S|
|The Centro de Astronomía at the Universidad de Antofagasta (CITEVA) in Chile is seeking enthusiastic young researchers to carry out cutting-edge research on star formation, galaxy evolution, kinematics and dynamics, Galactic structure, stellar populations, star clusters, variable stars, binary stars, or planetary sciences. We prefer candidates with a team spirit, interested in building strong collaborations with the Chilean and international community. To support their research, successful applicants will not only have access to the 10% Chilean time but also to major surveys in which CITEVA is involved, such as SDSS-IV, LSST, VVV, VISIONS, Gaia, and MINDSTEp.
A CV, a list of publications, a research statement, and contact information of three referees should be sent to astro.investigacion @ uantof.cl before July 21, 2019. Selected applicants will then gain the required sponsorship from the University to access local postdoctoral funding sources.
CITEVA is based in Antofagasta, a large and rapidly expanding coastal city in Northern Chile, on the edge of the spectacular Atacama desert, where ALMA and VLT are located, and where the E-ELT is being built. CITEVA is the premier professional group in Northern Chile.
|ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science||Closing date: 2019-10-01
Contact: Oliver Jennrich
|The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year in the research areas of lanetary science, astronomy and
astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
|The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.
The aim of these fellowships is to provide scientists in their early career,
holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research
in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.
Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years, with the
possible extension to three years, and are tenable at the
European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands,
or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
near Madrid, Spain.
Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
the fall of 2020. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding
a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.
ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA's Social Security Scheme, which covers
medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.
The deadline for applications is 1 October 2019.
More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
Questions on the scientific aspects of the
ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Jan-Uwe Ness
at the address fellowship @ cosmos.esa.int
Links to other job lists
More on non-academic jobs