Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Iceland. The appointment is for 2 years. The selected candidate is expected to start work early in 2015. The candidates must hold a PhD degree in astronomy, obtained preferably less than 4 years before the date of appointment.
A strong background in gamma-ray burst (GRB) research and their link to star formation, galaxy evolution and cosmology, is an advantage. We aim to hire an observational expert willing to participate in GRB target-of-opportunity observations, using facilities such as the Very Large Telescope and the Nordic Optical Telescope. Experts in theoretical and/or computational astrophysics are also encouraged to apply.
Applications should arrive by email before 1 September 2014, and include a CV, a statement of research interests and a brief summary of previous research experience. The applicants should also arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent separately. Email inquiries are welcome.
Our group collaborates closely with colleagues at the Dark Cosmology Centre in Copenhagen, and at the University of Leicester. Travel funds are available for strengthening this collaboration and for conference attendance.