Post-doctoral positions available in the EC-funded Euro3D Research Training Network
Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2002.

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"Promoting 3D Spectroscopy in Europe"

A group of 11 European institutes with experience in 3D spectroscopy has formed a European Commission Research Training Network to promote the scientific access to imaging spectroscopy. The participating institutes are:

The aim of the network is to facilitate the exploitation of astronomical 3D spectroscopy data (i.e. simultaneous spectroscopy of a two-dimensional area of the sky). 3D datasets are large and experience in analysing the data is largely confined to the expert groups. The young researchers in the network will apply 3D spectroscopy to forefront astronomical problems in the following typical areas: pre-main sequence objects; resolved stellar populations; normal and active galaxies; groups and clusters of galaxies; high redshift galaxies and gravitational lenses. The candidates will actively participate in the development of common-user tools for extracting scrintific results from 3D astronomical data. Members of the network have access to a wide range of 3D observing facilities, currently existing, soon to be commissioned and under development: Oasis, Integral, Sauron, GMOS, UIST, PMAS, VIMOS, FLAMES, CIRPASS, SINFONI and TEIFU.

A total of  10 two-year postdoctoral positions  are available in the Euro3D network from July 1, 2002 in all the above listed institutes except the European Southern Observatory. According to the rules of the EC RTN programme, these posts are open to nationals of another European Union country, or Associated State, other than that in which the post is held. Applicants must be under thirty-five years of age and must not have carried out their normal activities in that country for more than 12 of the 24 months prior to their appointment.

Applications should be sent until December 15, 2002, to: RTN Euro3D, c/o Dr. Martin Roth, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, a summary of current research interests and details of software experience. A priority order of the institutes at which the applicant would prefer to work should also be enclosed. The applicant should arrange for three letters of reference to be forwarded. Applications are open from July 2002. Letters of interest from researchers who expect to be available within the next year are welcomed at any time. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. Further details of the Euro3D RTN are available at or from

Last updated 03-Oct-2002  mmr