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Theoretical postdoc position on galactic nuclei Leiden Observatory

Nov 04, 2021

Leiden  Observatory invites applications for a Theoretical post-doctoral position on Galactic Nuclei astrophysics, within the ERC funded project "VEGA P”.
Application Deadline: Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Leiden  Observatory invites applications from researchers who are working on any theoretical aspects of galactic nuclei, including: stellar dynamics, gas  hydrodynamics, (merging) supermassive black holes, hypervelocity stars, tidal disruption events, extreme-mass ratio inspirals, gravitational waves and the  astrophysics of our Galactic Centre. In addition, academic achievements beyond research are highly valued (e.g., supervision, outreach, actions towards improving the academic environment).

The position will be tenable for four years, subject to a review during the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits (e.g.,  maternity  and  paternity  leave).  The successful  candidate  must  have a PhD by the starting date: September 1, 2022. 

Applications should be sent via email to emr(at) with subject “Theory postdoctoral position VEGA P" by January 1, 2022. You are asked to  provide contact information for three referees, and send a cover letter (limited to 1 page), a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a research statement (limited to 2 page total, excluding references). In the cover letter, beside your motivations and main research achievements/skills, please state if you have  any other academic talents that would benefit the research group and/or the department. Finally, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be separately sent to  emr(at) by yourreferees with subject "your surname for theory VEGA P" (e.g. "Rossi for theory VEGA P").

Included Benefits:  
The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental  leave, and social security and retirement benefits. Medical insurance is compulsory but not included and comes to 100-120 euro/person/month.

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