PhD Position in Gravitational Lensing and Radio Astronomy, Universitaet Bonn, Germany

Applications are invited for a PhD position for three years in the newly established research group ‘Radio lenses’ led by Dr. Olaf Wucknitz at the ‘AIfA’ in Bonn.

The PhD project will consist of carrying out and reducing own observations as well as analysing archived interferometric radio data for lens modelling purposes.

Participation in other parts of the ‘Radio lenses’ project is also expected and will be arranged according to the interests of the candidate.

The ideal applicant will have a good background in astrophysics and a special interest in the fields of gravitational lensing and/or radio interferometry.

Experience in at least one of these fields and good computing skills are a prerequisite for a successful application.

The degree of a Diplom, MSc or equivalent in physics or astronomy is required for this position.

Applications sent before the deadline 1 June will receive full consideration.

Later applications may be accepted until the position is filled.

Payment is according to the standard German civil service rate TVOED 13/2, equivalent to BAT IIa/2.

Earliest starting date is 1 August, the appointment is limited to three years.

Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of relevant university degrees, preferred starting date, and a description of experience and research interests should be sent to the address below.

Submission by email is welcome.

Please arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be sent to the same address.

Dr. Olaf Wucknitz
Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe
Postbus 2
7990AA Dwingeloo

For more information see; PhD Position in Gravitational Lensing and Radio Astronomy, Universitaet Bonn, Germany

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