Staff scientist in solar/stellar physics – can become permanent

Closing Date: 01.07.16

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:

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