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Post-doctoral position in Astrophysics

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC),  the leading astronomical institute in Poland. The current research at NCAC encompasses a broad range of both observational and theoretical subjects of modern astrophysics. NCAC scientists participate in many international projects, e.g., H.E.S.S., CTA, Fermi, Herschel, Virgo, LIGO, SALT, Gaia-ESO.


Candidates (both theorists and observers) with research proposals centered on ESO/ESA programs/missions are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidate with research proposal supported by a NCAC scientist.


We invite applicants with PhD in astronomy or physics. Preference will be given to candidates with PhD obtained not earlier than in 2012. Candidates can apply before finishing their PhD, if the PhD defense is scheduled for no later than September 30th  (a letter from the supervisor stating the planned date of the defense must be submitted). A PhD diploma is required by the date of employment.

Successful candidates are expected to start their appointment in the Fall of 2015. The position is awarded for a 2 year period with a possibility of extension for the third year, depending on  the successful performance of the candidate and financing possibilities.  The salary will be commensurate with those of Polish researchers. Funds for research for some initial period will be provided. For more information contact prof. Rafal Moderski  (e-mail: recruitment@camk.edu.pl).


Applicants should send a copy of the PhD diploma, CV,  publication list, resume summarizing research experience and statement of research interests and plans (max 4 pages), and they should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to: Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, POLAND.  All documents including recommendation letters can be submitted electronically in pdf format to recruitment@camk.edu.pl. Application deadline: February 28th, 2015.