DARK Fellowships at the Niels Bohr Institute:
Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, fundamental cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. DARK Fellows are invited to work with DARK faculty (professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Lise Christensen, Marianne Vestergaard, Steen H. Hansen) and junior professors at DARK.
Areas of specific interest for this round of applications are theory and observations of transients, high-redshift galaxies, and neutrino astrophysics. However, we stress that we accept applications within all areas of interest to DARK, including those listed above.
Fellows are encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centres in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, and DTU Space.
DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.
Terms of salary, work, and employment
DARK Fellowships are typically for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension.
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,500 (5400 USD) per month; a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications and family situation. In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary). Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.
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. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk
Selection of the successful candidates will be based on demonstrated originality, outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. Applications must be submitted electronically via the University of Copenhagen's central employment portal.
We also encourage, but do not require, all applicants to apply for INTERACTIONS: A Postdoctoral Fellowship Program of Scientific Excellence co-funded by the European Union. Application deadline: November 15, 2019.
Questions about DARK or the application should be directed to Professor Jens Hjorth, firstname.lastname@example.org or DARK's Coordinator, Mina Martinez Diaz, email@example.com