Postdoctoral position in infrared extragalactic astrophysics at the National Observatory of Athens



Postdoctoral position in infrared extragalactic astrophysics at the National Observatory of Athens

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in infrared extragalactic astrophysics. The project aims in understanding the energy production and evolution of galaxies by characterizing the physical properties of their dust emission using and developing models of their global spectral energy distribution (SED).


The duration of the position, depending on the starting date, will be up to 2-years. Applicants with previous experience in infrared astrophysics, in particular with the analysis and interpretation of Spitzer and Herschel data, as well as in dust SED modeling, are particularly encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and will work under the supervision of Dr. E. Xilouris and Prof. V. Charmandaris at the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens. She/he will also have the opportunity to join a number international collaborations established by the researchers of IAASARS and will obtain direct access to large datasets of mid- and far-IR observations from Spitzer and Herschel.


For additional information on the position please contact Dr. E. Xilouris ( Applications by e-mail are strongly encouraged. These should include a CV and publication list, as well as a brief statement of current and future research interests (in PDF format). Applicants should arrange that three recommendation letters by scientists who are familiar with their work are sent directly by the referees to the same address. The position will be funded by the “KRIPIS/PROTEAS” program of the Greek Secreteriat of Research and Technology. A PhD degree in astrophysics is a prerequisite for the commencement of the position. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A starting date of January 2014 is anticipated. The net monthly salary is €1300.


More information about the positions as well as the application procedure should be addressed to Dr. E. Xilouris (e-mail: | tel.: +30 2108109129). 


Deadline: November 15th, 2013