Experimental Astrophysics positions at Uni-Tuebingen

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 21 Apr 2024

The Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT) of the Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, invites applications for the following posts:
1.    Experimental Astrophysicist for the technological developments, tests, and calibration of the Micropore Optics (MPOs) of the SXI instrument (Ref. Nr. IAAT1_MPOs). The successful candidate is an experimental Astrophysicist with a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Astrophysics/Physics, or with a very good master degree in engineering.
2.    Experimental Astrophysicist for the technological developments of the camera electronics of the XGIS instrument (Ref. Nr. IAAT2_XGIS). The successful candidate is an experimental Astrophysicist with a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Astrophysics/Physics, or with a very good master degree in engineering.
3.    Experimental Astrophysicist  for the technological developments of the Instrument data handling units (I-DHUs) of the SXI, XGIS and IRT instruments (Ref. Nr. IAAT3_IDHU).

The successful candidates are experimental Astrophysicists with a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Astrophysics/Physics/Engineering, or with a very good master degree in engineering. Remuneration is in accordance with 100% of pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective agreement TV-L. 

4.   Doctoral position for the technological developments of the SXI back-end-electronics (Ref. Nr. IAAT4_BEE). Remuneration is in accordance with 66% of pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective agreement TV-L. The successful candidate is a Physicist/ Astrophysicist with a master degree (or equivalent) in Astrophysics/Physics.


All positions are expected to start as soon as possible. A later starting date can be negotiated. The initial appointment will be for 2 years and five months, that can be extended provided the selection of THESEUS to the next phase. Experience in developments of digital electronics and/or mechanical elements, including performing structural and thermal analysis, for astrophysical space missions or ground-based observatories is an element of preference.
The High Energy Astrophysics Group provides a vibrant academic environment for reaserch and education. We have a wide range of interests, including experimental developments in X-ray and TeV Astronomy. Main projects include eROSITA, ATHENA, H.E.S.S., CTA, eXTP, THESEUS, and HERMES. We are conducting data analysis and modelling of multi-wavelength observations of galactic compact sources, supernova remnants, and for indirect dark matter search.
The University of Tuebingen is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We invite qualified women to apply. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, list of publications, and the names and email addresses of two references, should be sent, as soon as possible and not later than the 22th of April 2024, via e-mail, to the director of the Institute: Prof. Andrea Santangelo, [email protected] . Please explicitly indicate the position(s) you intend to apply to. 



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