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Quasars and lensing

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Postdoctoral position in observational extragalactic astrophysics

REFERENCE OF THE POST : IISN-Astro-2024
STARTING DATE: 2024/09/01 (flexible)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: April 1, 2024


Official web page: https://www.theo.phys.ulg.ac.be/ifpawiki/index.php?title=Postdoctoral_posts
STAR Institute web page: https://www.star.uliege.be/cms/c_4265211/en/star


Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in observational extragalactic astrophysics at the STAR institute of the University of Liège (Belgium), to work in collaboration with Drs. D. Hutsemékers and D. Sluse. The research activities encompass AGN physics, in particular polarization, galaxy-scale strong / milli / micro-lensing of quasars, distribution of dark matter in galaxies, and cosmic large-scale groups hosting quasars. The candidate is expected to contribute to one (or several) of those research fields.

The STAR institute (https://www.star.uliege.be/) gathers more than 100 researchers carrying out cutting-edge research in extragalactic astrophysics, gravitational waves, astro-particles, planetology, stellar physics and instrumentation. It has direct access to the full suite of ESO observing facilities, and excellent computing facilities.

Qualifications Required

Applicants should have a doctorate in astrophysics or a related discipline, obtained no more than five years ago at the starting date of the contract. In addition, the candidate cannot have spent more than 24 months as a resident in Belgium during the last three years. A good command of English or French is required.

Document Required

Applicants should submit a CV, publication list, and a research statement (containing a report on previous and current research activities and expertises as well as a research project, within three pages maximum, one single pdf file), via email to dsluse@uliege.be before April 1st. Two letters of recommendation should be independently sent to the above e-mail address. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position is initially for two years, with possible extension up to three years in exceptional cases. It comes with competitive salary (about 2900 euros/month, free of taxes), benefits and generous travel funding. The successful candidate is expected to start on September 1st, 2024, with some flexibility, but in any case no later than December 1st.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure will be in accordance with the regulations of the University of Liège. Our institutional policy is based on diversity and equal opportunities. We select candidates on the basis of their qualities, regardless of age, sexual orientation, origin, beliefs, disability or nationality.

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