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Postdoctoral position in the field of stellar astrophysics

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK PAN)  invites candidates for a postdoctoral position  in the field of stellar astrophysics.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Krzysztof Hełminiak on the creation and publication of the Torun Set of Eclipsing Binaries with an Open On-Line Archive (TSEBOOLA), which is a part of a project funded by the Polish National Science Center.

The work will include conducting spectroscopic and photometric observations, the analysis of high-resolution spectra and optical photometry (IRAF package and Python preferred), and development of the data base, including implementation of access interfaces and a web portal for operating astronomical analysis tools.

Experience in Windows Server systems administration, SQL Server data bases administration, and programing of secure web services (.NET) along with access interfaces will be welcome.

The period of employment will be 20 months. The workplace is located in Torun. The preferred starting date is early May 2019. The salary of the successful candidate will be competitive in comparison to that of Polish researchers at the same career stage. The candidate for postdoc positions is expected to have a valid PhD degree in astronomy or related discipline at the starting date.


Applications should include:

- a CV with list of refereed publications;

- a copy of the PhD diploma, or statement of the advancement in the PhD process (with expected date of the defense);

- a short statement of research interest and experience in development of data bases and web services (maximum 3 pages);

- name and contact information to at least two reference persons;

- a scan of signed GDPD form - available from: https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochrona-danych-osobowych/#rodocent (NCN DGPD documents)


All documents (in pdf format) should be sent to: recruitment@camk.edu.pl and xysiek@ncac.torun.pl by March, 31st, 2019.

The review of the applications will begin soon after this date and continue until the position is filled.

Further inquiries should be sent to Dr. Krzysztof Hełminiak: xysiek@ncac.torun.pl


CAMK PAN is the leading astrophysical institute in Poland, hosting over 50 staff researchers and 40 PhD students. CAMK PAN scientists participate in many international projects, e.g., BRITE, Herschel, CTA, SALT, ATHENA.