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Staff scientist in solar/stellar physics – can become permanent

The Faculty of Physics at the University of Goettingen invites applications for a Staff scientist in solar/stellar physics at the Institute for Astrophysics. The staff scientist position is full time and for an initial period of two years, after which it can become permanent subject to a successful performance review. The position should be filled in 2016; the start date is negotiable. Remuneration: pay grade E13 TV-L on the German civil service salary scale.

Your duties

• Contribute to teaching activities as defined in Section 31 of the Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony (NHG) and to the organization of examinations.

• Carry out support tasks for the physics faculty, for example, administer computer systems at the Institute for Astrophysics.

• Perform research in one or more of the following research areas:

– solar and/or stellar physics;
– helioseismology and/or asteroseismology;
– exoplanets and their host stars;
– computational physics;
– applied mathematics.

Your profile

• A proven track record of scientific achievements

• A genuine interest in teaching

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team

• A doctoral degree

The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are under-represented in this field. The University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

Please send your application with the usual documents by 1st July 2016 to as a single PDF file. For questions please contact Please see the University of Goettingen’s website for the full job advertisement:

Goettingen calls itself ‘City of Science’. Its international academic reputation attracts researchers and students from all over the world, making this town a lively centre in the heart of Germany. To find out more about living in Goettingen, see

Closing Date: 01.07.16

University of Goettingen
Goettingen, Germany
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The Seismic+ Portal is online!

The growing amount of seismic data available from space missions (SOHO, CoRoT, Kepler, SDO,…), and also from ground-based observations (GONG, Bison, Song, ground-based large programmes…), is boosting solar and stellar structure and evolution studies. While it is now possible to have new insights into stellar structure and evolution, the Sun remains more than ever a crucial reference and a precious guideline for numerous stellar studies.

New scientific perspectives emerge for a broad scientific community, e.g. to characterize stellar populations in our Galaxy or to characterize planetary systems by giving model-independent estimates of global properties of stars such as mass, radius, and surface gravity within several percent accuracy, as well as to constrain the age.

Seismic data become a ‘plus’ to be used in conjunction with data of various types and from various sources, e.g. space seismic archives and ground-based spectroscopic surveys, or solar seismic data to be analyzed ‘as a star’ and used as a reference in stellar studies.

The intention of the Seismic+ portal is to bridge over various data types and over different scientific communities.

You can find the Seismic+ Portal by following this link.