Postdoctoral position on Galactic Archaeology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2022
To event remaining 2 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
Street Line 1: 
Bartycka
Street Line 2: 
18
City: 
Warszawa
State/Province: 
mazowieckie
Zip/Postal: 
00-716
Country: 
Poland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, to work on a study of chemical tagging employing machine learning methods.

The successful applicant will join a team led by Dr. Rodolfo Smiljanic working on the project “Playing CHESS with stars" funded by the Polish National Science Center (Sonata Bis 9). 

The overall project aims at developing a new and innovative system for the large scale analysis of stellar spectroscopic data. The "CHEmical Survey analysis System" (CHESS) will combine machine learning ideas with the traditional radiative transfer modelling of stellar spectra.

We seek a resourceful and creative researcher who can explore and propose new ideas for investigating the possibilities and limitations of chemical tagging using large datasets of detailed stellar chemical abundances. The post-doc will also collaborate with other team members on the development of the new chemical analysis system.

Applications are welcome from candidates with background in any aspect of observational, theoretical, or computational stellar or Galactic astrophysics. The ideal candidate has solid programming skills and previous experience on the application of machine learning methods to astrophysical data. Previous research experience on any of the following topics would be an asset: Galactic archaeology, chemical evolution of the Galaxy, chemical abundances in late-type stars, or stellar nucleosynthesis.

The position will be for 2 years. The starting date is to some extent negotiable but could be as early as December 2022.

Candidates are expected to have a valid PhD degree in astronomy/astrophysics obtained within 7 years from the date of starting the employment (career breaks such as for maternity/paternity leave can be taken into account).

The application should be sent by e-mail (as pdf files) to: [email protected] by October 21st, 2022.

To apply, please visit and follow the instructions on the Official annoucement page.

 

Included Benefits: 

A travel budget is available.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 21, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Title: 
Postdoctoral position on Galactic Archaeology
Institution/Company: 
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
Street Line 1: 
Bartycka
Street Line 2: 
18
City: 
Warszawa
State/Province: 
mazowieckie
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
dr Rodolfo Smiljanic