The Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, is expanding in the area of high-redshift galaxies evolution. We therefore seek highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with strong independent research programs in this area. The Dark Cosmology Centre offers a vibrant, young research environment with very active workshop and visitor programs, and ample opportunity for scientific and social interaction.
In addition to pursuing their independent research programs, successful candidates will be part of a newly started research area led by Dr. Sune Toft dedicated to studies of massive galaxies at high redshift. There will be opportunities to contribute to defining the research program of the group, and the possibility to supervise PhD students if desired. The appointment is for 2 years with the possibility of extension for a further year, starting in Spring 2009, though later starting dates are also possible.
Successful applicants will receive a competitive salary (>48000 Euro/year, +17.1% pension), and additional funds for computer, travel and publication expenses. Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life.
Applicants are requested to send a CV, a list of publications, and a brief (1-3 pages) statement of research interests, accomplishments and relevant technical experience, as well as arrange to have three letters of reference sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage applications from the best candidates irrespective of gender or background. Applications received before 1 November 2008 will receive full consideration. Informal inquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Sune Toft (email@example.com).