Postdoctoral position in Solar Physics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Solar Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Solar Physics, to work in the framework of the BMBF ErUM project D-LOFAR-ERIC: New capabilities for the leading low-frequency radio telescope in a new structure, beginning 2024 July 1.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for software development and data analysis for solar observations, in close collaboration with international partners. Key objectives are simultaneous observations of the solar corona in LOFAR's low- and high-band, the associated calibration challenges, methods for automatic detection of solar radio bursts, and collaboration with ongoing efforts to increase the space weather capabilities of LOFAR.

The salary is based on professional experience and expertise following the German public service collective agreement (TV-L) with a pay grade of E13. Social benefits included in TV-L are the company pension VBL and
disability and survivors' benefits as well as a subsidy for the job ticket. The appointment will be for 2 years.

Applicants need to hold a PhD degree in astrophysics, physics, or a related field at the beginning of the appointment. Programming experience, preferably in Python, is necessary. Prior experience in solar physics or heliophysics will be of advantage. Experience with the processing of radio interferometric data would also be beneficial. Good English skills (written and spoken) are essential.

Applications received until 2024 March 31 will receive full consideration. Equal opportunities are an integral part of the personnel and organisational development at the AIP, and we therefore strongly encourage
female scientists to apply. People with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified and skilled.

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 24
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 31


Christian Vocks