Researcher position in astrophysics

Anna Aret

Tartu Observatory
Observatooriumi 1
T├Áravere 61602
Tartu county

Tartu Observatory (Estonia) invites applications for a researcher position in astrophysics.

The position is initially for 2 years, but has good prospects of developing into a long-term career, depending on the performance of the applicant and on the availability of funding. The starting time is negotiable, but not earlier than September 2014.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in astrophysics, or a closely related area, and should have spent at least 2 years as a postdoc at an internationally recognised research institution. Candidates with the background in any of the following topics: early or late evolutionary stages of stars, massive stars, first stars, stellar population synthesis, chemical enrichment of the Universe, interstellar matter, intergalactic matter, galaxy formation and evolution, galactic structure, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to conduct his or her own research as well as participate in the current research at Tartu Observatory and in the national and European funding schemes.

The deadline for applications is March 10th 2014. Applications including a CV, publications list and a statement of research interests (max. 5 pages in total) should be sent to

Tartu Observatory is among the leading astronomical research institutes in North-Eastern Europe, its strongest research being carried out in the field of the large-scale structure of the Universe. It offers a modern and friendly work environment and conducts research in wide international collaboration. It currently hosts 20 staff members and 6 PhD students in astrophysics. The new position is intended to develop the stellar and/or galaxy physics research at Tartu Observatory to an internationally competitive level through broadening the collaboration network and through advancing the local teamwork.

The successful applicant is offered a gross salary starting from 2000 Euros per month (subject to 21% income tax and 2% unemployment security tax), depending on his/her work experience. Further uprating is possible.

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Deadline: March 10, 2014