Post-doctoral or PhD position in stellar astrophysics

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heber

Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte & ECAP
Astronomisches Institut
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sternwartstr. 7
D 96049 Bamberg

Applications are invited for a research position in the stellar
astrophysics group of the Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, which is the
astronomical institute of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The
appointment starts October 1st, 2013 and can be made at the post-doctoral
level for 18 month or alternatively for three years at the PhD level. The
successful applicant is expected to carry out quantitative spectral
analyses of high-resolution ultraviolet spectra of hot evolved stars
obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. XMM-Newton observations shall be
exploited to search for X-ray emission from wind accretion in an enigmatic
sdB binary. Applicants should have sound knowledge of stellar astrophysics
at the appropriate level. Detailed expertise in quantitative stellar
spectroscopy would be of advantage.

The remuneration is according to the German public salary scale TV-L level
13 (full time) for the post-doctoral level and at the TV-L level 13/2
(20.05 hours per week) at the PhD level. Benefits are
according to the public service rules and include unemployment, healthcare
retirement benefits.

Please send a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and
give the names of three referees, who might be asked for letters of

Please send your application before June, 1, 2013,
by email to

or by mail to

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heber
Astronomisches Institut
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sternwartstr. 7
D96049 Bamberg

Please state clearly whether you apply for a post-doctoral position or a
PhD project.




Deadline: June 1, 2013