The group of Prof. Dr. Rauer performs research in the field of planetary physics at the Center of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The focus is on the detection of extrasolar planets and the numerical modeling of their atmospheres. Prof. Rauer is PI of the ESA PLATO Mission and co-PI of the ground-based NGTS Survey (Next Generation Transit Survey). This position is integrated into the NGTS project, an international collaboration with the Universities of Belfast, Cambridge, Leicester, Warwick (UK), the Observatoire de Geneve (CH), and the University of Antofagasta (Chile). The goal of this project is to investigate populations of exoplanets on close-in orbits using NGTS data as well as data from other transit surveys.
The position is part of the DFG's Exploring the Diversity of Extrasolar Planets program (SPP 1992). The aim of the SPP in 1992 is to bring together the various aspects of the theory and observation of exoplanet research. The preparation of a PhD thesis within the scope of this project is possible and desirable.
sccessfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in physics, astrophysics or related disciplines
solid programming experience in a high-level language (Python, C, or similar)
basic knowledge of astrophysics, and exoplanets will be beneficial
very good English language skills; working language within the group is English
Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents (letter of motivation including a description of your research interests, CV, copies of university degrees and contact details for at least two letters of reference) to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer, Sekr. EW 8-1, Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail to email@example.com.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.