The UTU Stellar Explosions group is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on supernovae (SNe) and their environments, in particular in ongoing projects that include nebular spectroscopy, IFU studies of SN hosts, and follow-up of exceptional transients.
The applicant should have previous experience in SN/transients observations (photometry, spectroscopy) and/or host environment studies; experience with handling IFU data is an advantage.
Our group is actively pursuing various SN/transient projects using the facilities of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT). UTU is a consortium member in a number of large projects e.g. Son of X-Shooter (SOXS) at ESO/NTT and the NOT Transient Explorer (NTE), both with guaranteed observing time. UTU is also a member of the Gravitational-Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) on La Palma. Applicants interested in instrumentation are welcome to contribute to these and other projects.
The position starts immediately, preferably by 1 Sep 2020, and will last until 31 Aug 2022 irrespective of the starting date; a 1-yr extension may be possible. The candidate must hold a PhD in astronomy/related by the agreed starting date, have an excellent publication record, and demonstrate sufficient independence in their research.
We welcome applicants from under-represented minorities and diverse backgrounds.
Further information and access to the application system can be found here: