Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) invites applications from ambitious, highly qualified post-doctoral researcher to work on high angular resolution astronomy and instrumentation.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Selected candidate will be expected to carry out an independent program of research, as well as collaborate with Tom Herbst and other MPIA scientists on ongoing programs.
- Selected postdoctoral fellow will specifically assist with the commissioning and early scientific exploitation of LINC-NIRVANA (LN), a high-resolution near-infrared imager on the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). LN employs natural guide-star Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) to deliver a wide field, diffraction-limited image.
- Selected candidate will participate in these preparatory runs and contribute to the Early Science program. In this context, individual research projects and ideas are strongly encouraged.
- Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field.
Duration: initially for 3 years
Remuneration: as per German public sector scale (TVöD pay level E13/E14) and depends on qualification and experience.
Starting date: flexible; but would be before the end of 2017.
Application must include:
- Brief statement of research interests
- 3 letters of reference to be sent directly
- Application materials and references to be sent to Tom Herbst (firstname.lastname@example.org) quoting in the subject line: High Angular Resolution Postdoctoral.
|Organization||Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)|
|Subject areas||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||15 September 2017|
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