Postdoc position in the PLATO mission at University of Tübingen – IAAT (Germany)

The Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics of the University of Tübingen (IAAT)/ Germany offers a post-doc position in Stellar Astrophysics in the group of Space-Based Astrophysics led by Prof. B. Stelzer.
The appointment is for 3 years, in principle extendable to a maximum of 6 years.
The position has the goal of habilitation for a career in the university system.

Job Reference:
Application deadline: 28 February 2023
Starting date: asap
Where: University of Tübingen – IAAT, Germany
Duration of the contract: 3-year position extendable to a maximum of 6 years
Salary: according to grade E13 of the TV-L of the German public services

Job Tasks 

The main scientific activities of the group are on the formation and evolution of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs with focus on protostellar disks and accretion/outflows, as well as magnetic activity and rotation in low-mass stars. The group conducts multi-wavelength observations from the radio to the X-ray band using ground- and space-based instrumentation including top-level facilities such as ESO/VLT, XMM-Newton, TESS, eROSITA and Gaia. The group is involved in a 4MOST survey and software development for PLATO.

The position has the goal of habilitation for a career in the university system. Next to research embedded in the local working group and in international collaborations, participation in teaching & student co-supervision are expected. 

Specific tasks are listed in the job announcement.

Profile’s requirements 

The applicant must have a PhD degree in astronomy or astrophysics and a background in one or more of the scientific areas of the research group or a closely related field. Expertise in astronomical observing techniques (e.g. X-ray data analysis, optical spectroscopy/photometry, radio data analysis) is required.

The successful candidate will pursue the goal of habilitation, and is expected to contribute to the academic life of IAAT through teaching and the supervision of students. He/she will be involved in international collaborations and will be encouraged to participate in science teams of future astrophysical observing facilities.

How to apply 

The application is expected to consist of a CV, publication list and a letter comprising a statement of previous research experience, current research interests and motivation for the application (max. 5 pages). Three letters of recommendation must be arranged by the applicant to be sent separately to the email-address given in the job announcement.

Applications shall be submitted no later than 28 February 2023.

The position is available immediately and the starting date as soon as possible. Please read the detailed instructions or contact the reference people indicated in the job offer.