Postdoc/Staff Scientists

Postdoc/Staff Scientists


Submission address: 
Prof. Dr. J. Anton Zensus
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Auf dem Hügel 69
D-53123 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49 228 525 298

Contact information for inquiries: 
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Ros  (for the postdoctoral position)
Tel. +49 228 525 125

Deadline: Nov 15th, 2017

The Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) is recruiting  two postdoctoral reserachers in radio astronomy. These positions are based in the Radio Astronomy/VLBI department led by Prof. J. Anton Zensus.

The department has a broad research portfolio. Research topics focus on the investigation of compact extragalactic objects (AGN) and their broad-band emission, with a special emphasis on very-high-resolution studies.  These include mm- and space-VLBI imaging  and blazar monitoring with F-GAMMA/MOJAVE/TANAMI.  The MPIfR operates the VLBI correlator, the LOFAR DE1 station and the 100-m radio telescope in Effelsberg (element of EVN and GMVA), and it is major partner of APEX in Chile (element of EHT).

There are currently two openings to join our department as a postdoctoral researcher. Technical mastery of radio interferometry techniques is of advantage, as well as a good publication record.  Candidates with complementary skills to our research portfolio are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to join our research lines and collaborate closely with other department members.  The International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IMPRS) offers the opportunity for joint research with PhD students, their supervision and teaching in the program.

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting curriculum vitae, list of publications, research interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to the MPIfR application portal under this address (TO BE ADDED) by November 15th, 2017.  

The initial appointment in both categories is for two years with the possibility of extension after review. The anticipated start date is early 2018. Remuneration is within the framework of the German wage agreement for the public system (TVöD) in level 13, starting from a gross salary of 46082€ yearly. Individually determined tax, and contributions for social benefits and statutory health insurance will be deducted.

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