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|Senior Scientist Position (temporary), Dept. of Astrophysics, U. Vienna||Closing date: 2023-07-18
Contact: Manuel Guedel
|We seek an outstanding scientist working in any of the areas of star and planet formation, protoplanetary disks, exoplanetary atmospheres, or planetary habitability. Further activities include teaching and project supervision. The position is a short-term position, vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff. |
|Senior Scientist position (temporary):
- Job vacancy starting: 10 August 2023
- Working hours: 40,00
- Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
- Limited contract until: 30 November 2023
The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff (10 Aug - 30 Nov 2023).
There might be an option to extend the duration of the employment temporarily.
- Fixed-term contract and salary: The basic salary of EUR 4,351.90 (14 times a year for senior
scientists postdoctoral) increases if we can credit professional experience.
- Job ID: 837
- Application deadline: 18 July 2023
1) Research within the research focus "star and planet formation, protoplanetary disks, and planetary habitability" in the group of Prof. Dr. Manuel Güdel. Potential topics are protoplanetary disk formation and dynamical evolution, disk chemistry, planet formation in disks, the characterization of exoplanets and their potential for habitability, the interaction of (exo-)planetary atmospheres with the planetary environment (solar/stellar radiation, particles, and winds), and the modeling of planetary upper atmospheres. The candidate is expected to work independently but also participate in international scientific co-operations. Duties also include support for organisational and administrative matters (budgets, reports).
2) Contributions to infrastructure activities within the research group. Such activities can include scientific co-supervision of participation in international space mission consortia (presently primarily PLATO, Ariel, SMILE, and Athena), and direct scientific involvement in these projects (e.g., via consortium meetings and preparatory science team activities). Alternatively, supervision of numerical code development and maintenance of codes developed in the group are equally welcome.
Further tasks include,
3) Conducting independent teaching as defined by the collective agreement, and organising exams
4) Supervision/co-supervision of students
5) Contributions to general organisational and administrative tasks as well as evaluation procedures
The specific tasks can be adjusted to ongoing and new projects.
- Completed doctoral/PhD studies in astronomy or astrophysics
- Several years of experience in astrophysical research and collaborations
- Knowledge of programming languages, e. g. Fortran, C, C++, Python, etc.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Team player and high social/communicative skills
- Experience in student supervision
- Motivation letter
- Scientific curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- Summary of past research (max. 2 p.)
- Description of proposed research (task1) and infrastructure activities (task2)
(together max. 2 p.)
For questions, please contact: Manuel Güdel, manuel.guedel @ univie.ac.at
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