Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty II - Center of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Research Assistant (PostDoc) - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen
part-time employment may be possible
The group of Prof. Dr. Rauer conducts research in the field of planetary physics at the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The focus is on the detection of extrasolar planets and the numerical modeling of their atmospheres. Prof. Rauer is PI of the ESA PLATO Mission and co-PI of the ground-based NGTS Survey (Next Generation Transit Survey). This position is integrated into the NGTS project, an international collaboration with the Universities of Belfast, Cambridge, Leicester, Warwick (UK), the Observatoire de Geneve (CH), and the University of Antofagasta (Chile). The goal of this project is it to investigate populations of exoplanets on close-in orbits using NGTS data as well as data from other transit surveys.
This position is part of the DFG's 'Exploring the Diversity of Extrasolar Planets' program (SPP 1992). The aim of the SPP in 1992 is to bring together the various aspects of the theory and observation of exoplanet research.
For more information, visit our website: http://www-astro.physik.tu-berlin.de/exoplanet-diversity.
successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in physics, astrophysics, astrophysics or related disciplines
PhD in astrophysics or related (at least submitted)
solid programming experience in a high-level language (Python, C, or similar)
basic knowledge of astrophysics, and transiting exoplanets
extensive experience in analysis of photometric data of transit light curves
experience in working within international collaborations
Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents (in particular letter of motivation, CV, copies of university degrees and contact details for two letters of reference) to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Frau Prof. Dr. Rauer, Sekr. EW 8-1, Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail to email@example.com.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired.
Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.