GREAT-ITN Recruitment: ARI, Zentrum für Astronomie, University of Heidelberg

Project Title: Archaeology of the Milky Way
Prof Eva Gebel (
Further Details:
The UHEI ESR will focus on the Galaxy’s assembly history with emphasis on the halo – satellite connection. Using the surveys at our disposal (e.g., the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS-1), the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE)) and follow-up observations we can provide training in substructure detection and its chemical and kinematic characterisation, vital for efficient exploitation of the future Gaia data.

Important Eligibility Information concerning ESRs:

Early-stage researchers are those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. Researchers are normally required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers in a network:

At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organisations or international organisations are concerned, this rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers, however the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the selection by the host organisation in the same appointing organisation.