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Postdoctoral position in the field of extragalactic distance scale


Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, in the field of extragalactic distance scale. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Grzegorz Pietrzyński on the project “A sub-percent distance scale from binaries and Cepheids” funded by the European Research Council. The work will include the analysis of  high-resolution spectra, optical and near infrared photometry with the aim to measure precise and accurate distances to Galactic and extragalactic objects. Since the team operate a dedicated observatory located at Cerro Armazones (on the same place where E-ELT is building)  experience in instrumentation and dedication to observations will be an advantage.

NCAC is the leading astrophysical institute in Poland, hosting about 50 staff researchers and 30 PhD students. NCAC scientists participate in many international projects, e.g., BRITE, Herschel, CTA, SALT, ATHENA.

The position is available for two years with a possibility to extend. The position is available immediately.

The candidate for postdoc positions is expected to have a valid PhD degree in astronomy at the starting date.

Applications (in pdf format) should be sent to and must include a CV with list of publications, a copy of the PhD diploma, a short statement of research achievements and plans (maximum 2 pages), and two names of researchers willing to write a letter of recommendation and a scan of signed GDPD form - available from: 


For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1st, 2019. The review of the applications will begin soon after this date and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information can be obtained from Grzegorz Pietrzynski (