Postdoctoral fellowship on the 3D ISM

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment department
Street Line 1: 
Astronomy and plasma physics division
Västra Götaland
Job Announcement Text: 

Astronomy and plasma physics (AoP) division at the Space, Earth and Environment department at Chalmers seeks for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to carry out an independent research program on the 3-dimensional (3D) structure and nature of the interstellar medium (ISM).

The fellow's research interests and program should exploit the latest advances in 3D mapping of the Galactic ISM, to gain insights on physical processes in it and/or the initial conditions of star formation. The program can have observational or theoretical focus; it can also have Galactic or extra-galactic focus. The program should also connect with the interests of the on-going 3D ISM studies led by Assoc. Prof. Jouni Kainulainen and Asst. Prof. Georgia Panopoulou at Chalmers. The candidate is also expected to participate in building a positive, inclusive work environment at the division.

The position is initially for 2 years and has a horizon for up to 4 years, depending on the availability of funding. The position has a high degree of independence, possibility to pursue new projects, generous research budget, and ample possibilities for collaborations. 

The application should include the following: 
- Cover Letter 
- CV, including list of publications 
- Statement of the past and current research (max 3 pages) 
- Research plan emphasising the connections with the relevant studies at AoP (max 4 pages) 
- Contact details of three referees who can be contacted for Reference Letters.

Applications are submitted electronically via the provided link.


Included Benefits: 

Chalmers and Sweden offer highly competitive conditions and benefits, including social security, unemployment, and pension benefits. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jouni Kainulainen
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Jouni Kainulainen and Georgia Panopoulou