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Below is a short list of such adverts recently posted in the Newsletter, along with relevant contact links.
Please note that the latest adverts can also be found in the recent issues of the newsletter.

Job and PhD adverts:

Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy and Black Hole Astrophysics
ETH Zurich
Deadline: 1st November 2014

Further Information:

The Institute for Astronomy of the ETH Zurich invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the new research group of Prof. Schawinski to work on active galaxies, galaxy-black hole co-evolution and the origin of black holes.

The successful candidate will be involved in the planning, execution and analysis of observational projects. Experience with survey data, optical/NIR spectroscopy and radio/sub-mm data would be a particular asset. There are also opportunities to get involved in Zooniverse citizen science projects and in the mentoring of students.

The position is initially for two years, but can be extended to a third year subject to funding. The salary scale is attractive and there is substantial support for travel (observing, conference, collaboration), computing and publication charges. Switzerland is a full member of ESO and ESA. Zurich is regularly rated one of the top 10 cities of the world in terms of quality of life.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or related field and should send a CV, publication list and a brief (3 pages max.) summary of past research and future research interests as a single PDF to and arrange three letters of reference to be sent to the same address, by 1 November 2014. For further information, please contact Prof. Schawinski (

Included Benefits: Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance and Pension contributions.