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The High Energy Astrophysics group of the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT) at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen invites applications for a
PhD position (duration: 3 years; starting date: Oct. 1st, 2019)
observational studies of stellar winds in massive stars and accretion processes onto compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) in high mass X-ray binaries.
The successful candidate will work with data from X-ray satellites, such as XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, in order to understand the structured stellar wind of O/B stars and to decipher the largescale geometry of wind accretion in high mass X-ray binaries. The work will be conducted in the framework of the high-energy astrophysics group at IAAT. A master degree or an equivalent degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics is required by the beginning of the contract.
The position is available starting October 1st, 2019; a later starting date can be negotiated. The position is that of a scientific employee with a salary based upon the German federal public service scale (66% of E13 TV-L) and includes full employee benefits. The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification. The process of hiring the selected candidate is handled by the central administration of the university.
Please send your application consisting of single PDF that includes
- a motivational cover letter of max. 2 pages
- a CV
- copies of your master degree certificate or related certificates
- names and e-mail addresses of two academic references
Details about the scientific activities of the High Energy Astrophysics working group can be found at our webpage: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/90013
The Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT) invites applications for a
PhD position (3 years)
of a DFG (German Research Foundation) funded project in the ﬁelds of stellar atmospheres and
atomic data, entitled
Transition Probabilities of Trans-iron Elements
The PhD project focuses on the calculation of transitions probabilities of trans-iron elements from copper to barium with a pseudo-relativistic Hartree-Fock approach. The newly calculated data will be used to search for and to identify spectral lines of trans-iron elements and to determine their abundances in hot white dwarf stars.
Applicants are required to have a master or equivalent university degree in astrophysics or physics.
The salary is based upon the German federal public service scale (2/3 of E13 TV-L). The process of hiring the selected candidate is handled by the central administration of the university. The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages qualiﬁed women to apply. Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially
considered in case of equivalent qualiﬁcations.
Interested students are invited to send (electronically) their application including curriculum vitae, copies of university degrees/records, and the contact addresses of two references until the position is ﬁlled to:
Dr. Thomas Rauch
Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics
Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics