independent postdoctoral positions or non-tenure track assistant professorships

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Copenhagen
Department Name: 
Niels Bohr Institute - DARK
Street Line 1: 
Juliane Maries Vej 30
Job Announcement Text: 

DARK Fellowships are independent postdoctoral positions or non-tenure track assistant professorships

Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK's areas of research include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. DARK Fellows are invited to work with DARK faculty (professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Lise Christensen, Marianne Vestergaard, and Steen H. Hansen) and assistant professors at the center.

Areas of specific interest for this round of applications are theory and observations of transients, supernova dust, neutrino astrophysics and the fundamentals of dark matter structures. However, we stress that we accept applications within all areas of interest to DARK. Fellows are encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centres in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the new Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, and DTU Space.

DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age.

Terms of salary, work, and employment

DARK Fellowships are typically for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension.

The basic salary is about DKK 35,000 (4700 €) per month. In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

Applicants who wish to be appointed as Assistant Professor would be expected to formally contribute to the teaching at the Institute. For these positions, a gross yearly supplement of approx. 20000 DKK comes in addition to the above basic salary. You must state clearly in your cover letter whether you apply for a post doc position or assistant professor position, or both.

Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions:

Please read the guidelines and further information here >>  before you go on to the application page. 

Included Benefits: 

6 weeks paid vacation

Full health cover, Maternity leave (20 weeks) Paternity leave (2 weeks) with full salary plus parental leave

17.1% pension scheme

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Corinne Toulouse
Center Coordinator
Niels Bohr Institute
Department Name: 
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
DARK fellows 2018
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jens Hjorth, Professor