Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Lund University
Department Name: 
The Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics invites applicants to a Postdoctoral fellow position in Theoretical Astrophysics. We are seeking a postdoc having a background within numerical models of galaxy formation and evolution or star formation. The position is for two years, with funding secured for a potential third year (2+1 years). The position is available from January 2019, but starting date as late as August 2019 is possible.

Theoretical astrophysics at Lund Observatory encompasses planet formation and dynamics, galaxy formation, galactic dynamics and evolution, star formation and dynamics, high-energy astrophysics, and binary stellar evolution. We have strong observational links, including involvement in the ESA missions Gaia, CHEOPS, PLATO, 4MOST and LISA.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Description of work

The postdoc will work in collaboration with the galaxy theory group in Lund, and is also encouraged to define their own research.


Postdoctoral positions are research-focused appointments intended as the first stage of a science career. The applicants should, at the start of the contract, hold a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field. The PhD should have been obtained within three years prior to the deadline for the application.

Application procedure

The application should include a CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests. The statement of research interests should include your own research to be carried out in Lund as well as an indication of specific interests related to galaxy formation, galaxy evolution or star formation. Names and contact information of three persons willing to give references should be supplied. Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Oscar Agertz
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics, Lund