Postdoctoral fellowship in extragalactic astrophysics: High-redshift galaxy formation and the epoch of Reionization

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen
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The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of high-redshift galaxy formation. The position is initially offered for two years, with the possibility of a third-year extension based on performance. Previous experience with simulations/semi-analytic models for BH physics/emission line physics/machine learning are desirable. The postdoctoral fellow will be embedded in a team that aims at combining the latest cosmological simulations and semi-analytical models to build a predictive framework for galaxy formation and reionization in the first billion years. This position is funded by a VIDI grant awarded to Dr. Pratika Dayal by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen is world-wide recognised for the breadth and quality of its research and is one of the four Dutch astronomical departments constituting NOVA. The Institute is located at the same site as the low-energy division of the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), which gives Groningen a strategic position within Dutch Astronomy.

Applicants should send a single pdf to including: a brief CV (2-3 pages), complete list of publications, a short statement of research experience and future research interests (2-3 pages) and a preferred starting date. Please arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to the same mail-id by the deadline. Informal enquiries about these positions are warmly welcome and should be sent to The deadline for applications is 15th May 2021. The successful candidate could start as early as 1st September 2021, with the exact date being negotiable.


Included Benefits: 

The University of Groningen is an equal-opportunity employer. Employees have multiple benefits, including paid holidays, pension, and sick and maternity leave and salary is commensurate with research experience.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, May 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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