Postdoc position on Supernovae

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Job Announcement Text: 

A postdoc position on Supernovae financed by the Swedish National Space Agency is available in Stockholm. The position is for two years, with the possibility of extension by a third year. The postdoc will be employed at the Physics department at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, but also collaborate closely with members of the Astronomy department at Stockholm University.  Both departments are a part of the Oskar Klein Centre (OKC, and are located in the same building. The OKC provides a stimulating research environment with a large community working on different types of astronomical transients. 

The position will primarily involve data analysis of SNe, including the nearby SN 1987A, as well as interacting and superluminous SNe. The analysis will focus on observations from HST and JWST, but may also include X-ray observations, depending on the interests of the candidate. We also welcome applications from candidates who have experience and interest in theoretical modelling. The successful candidate will be encouraged to take part in the supervision of master students and/or PhD students. 

Applicants should hold (or soon hold) a PhD in astrophysics, obtained no later than three years prior to the application deadline. The preferred starting date is in or before September 2020. Full details including instructions for how to apply are available at the link below. 

The following documents should be included in the application:

  • CV
  • Publication list 
  • Cover letter, including a description of research interests and experience (maximum 2 pages).
  • Two letters of recommendation. These should be sent directly to Josefin Larsson ( by the referees. 


Included Benefits: 

The employment includes full Swedish social benefits such as medical insurance and parental leave. 


Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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