Research Assistant in Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics TU Berlin, Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty II - Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics


Rese­arch Assist­ant - 0.75 work­ing time - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len


The group of Prof. Dr. Rauer per­forms research in the field of plan­et­ary phys­ics at the Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics. The focus is on the detec­tion of extra­solar plan­ets and the numer­ical mod­el­ing of their atmo­spheres. Prof. Rauer is PI of the ESA PLATO Mis­sion and co-PI of the ground-based NGTS Sur­vey (Next Gen­er­a­tion Transit Sur­vey). This pos­i­tion is integ­rated into the NGTS pro­ject, an inter­na­tional col­lab­or­a­tion with the Uni­versit­ies of Bel­fast, Cam­bridge, Leicester, War­wick (UK), the Obser­vatoire de Geneve (CH), and the Uni­versity of Ant­of­a­gasta (Chile). The goal of this pro­ject is to invest­ig­ate pop­u­la­tions of exo­plan­ets on close-in orbits using NGTS data as well as data from other transit sur­veys.


Work­ing field:


The pos­i­tion is part of the DFG's Explor­ing the Diversity of Extra­solar Plan­ets pro­gram (SPP 1992). The aim of the SPP in 1992 is to bring together the vari­ous aspects of the the­ory and obser­va­tion of exo­planet research. The pre­par­a­tion of a PhD thesis within the scope of this pro­ject is pos­sible and desir­able.



  • sccess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in phys­ics, astro­phys­ics or related dis­cip­lines
  • solid pro­gram­ming exper­i­ence in a high-level lan­guage (Python, C, or sim­ilar)
  • basic know­ledge of astro­phys­ics, and exo­plan­ets will be bene­fi­cial
  • very good Eng­lish lan­guage skills; work­ing lan­guage within the group is Eng­lish

More inform­a­tion can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer ( Visit our web­site at:


How to ap­ply:


Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (let­ter of motiv­a­tion includ­ing a descrip­tion of your research interests, CV, cop­ies of uni­versity degrees and con­tact details for at least two let­ters of ref­er­ence) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät II, Zen­trum für Astro­nomie und Astro­physik, Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer, Sekr. EW 8-1, Harden­bergstraße 36, 10623 Ber­lin or by e-mail to

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.

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