Postdoctoral Position in Stellar/Exoplanetary Outflows

Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral position to join the group of Aline Vidotto, whose research is centred around star-exoplanet connections, ranging from stellar outflows (stellar winds, coronal mass ejections), exoplanetary outflows (bulk atmospheric escape), and magnetism (stellar and planetary). The successful candidate will advance the modelling of stellar/exoplanetary outflows conducted by the group. Thus, for this position, we are particularly welcoming applicants with experience in numerical modelling. Experience in the modelling of solar/stellar and planetary outflows is welcome, but it is not required.

Interested candidates should upload their applications by 21 April 2024. The application should contain a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a statement of research experience and future research interests (2-3 pages). Please mention how the candidate’s past experience and his/her/their skills could complement the research carried out in Vidotto’s research group. Candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted before the indicated deadline. Referees can only submit their letters after receipt of an email by the submission system. This is initiated by the applicant. The applicant should register early and start this process.

Further Requirements:
• The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in Astrophysics or related scientific field by the starting date.
• She/He/They should be fluent in English; Dutch is not a requirement.
• She/He/They will be expected to support and co-supervise MSc or Bachelor students.

The position is funded for 4 years, consisting of an initial appointment of 2 years plus an extension of 2 years contingent on satisfactory performance. The position is available from 01 September 2024.

Leiden Observatory is a lively world-class university astronomy department that covers a wide range of science. We are the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands, with about 35 faculty and adjunct faculty, 40 postdoctoral researchers, 30 support staff, 70 PhD students and 100 MSc students. Leiden itself, is a charming university town with international flair with easy connections to other European countries.

Leiden Observatory is dedicated to providing an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment for everyone.

Included Benefits: Salary ranges from 3,877 to 5,090 Euros gross per month based on a full time employment (38 hours/week, pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus (8% and 8.3% of annual income, respectively), training and career development, paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and retirement benefits. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. Compulsory medical insurance is not included (on average 150 euro/month/adult). Click here for more information about working at Leiden University.