Job Title: Faculty position in Molecular Astrophysics
Leiden Observatory (Leiden University, the Netherlands) aims
to build on existing excellence in molecular astrophysics
through strengthening its faculty in this area. We are looking
for outstanding candidates who can connect observations, theory,
and laboratory work to carry out breakthrough research in
Galactic or extragalactic astrophysics.
Candidates should have an excellent track record, a strong vision
for future research, and demonstrated commitment to
interdisciplinary research and education.
Candidates should possess a PhD in a relevant field such as
astronomy, chemistry or physics. Candidates are encouraged
to identify collaborative opportunities with scientists at
Leiden Observatory and other departments of Leiden University, and
to outline how available local, national, and international facilities
will be exploited.
Candidates are invited to describe their vision on teaching in
an international and diverse learning environment, and how they
plan to contribute to research-driven education at Leiden University.
Application forms and instructions are available at
Applicants are requested to upload a curriculum vitae, a statement
of research interests and experience, and the contact information
for at least three reference letters. Complete applications
received by 10 January 2019 will receive full consideration.
The positions are open to candidates from all countries.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and we strongly encourage applications from individuals
who add to diversity and inclusiveness at Leiden Observatory.
Additional information on Leiden Observatory can be found at
Information about Leiden University, including information on
working and living conditions and benefits, can be found at
The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive
benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability
insurance, maternity and parental leave, and social security
and retirement benefits.
For additional information, please contact the chairman of the
search committee Prof. dr. M. Hogerheijde by email:
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Prof. dr. H.V.J. Linnartz
Director Laboratory for Astrophysics
Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, the Netherlands
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