We offer a two year postdoctoral position in the field of Galactic Archeaology with special focus on the usage of large stellar surveys to study the formation history of the whole Galaxy.
The group is working extensively with results from large spectroscopic stellar surveys of the Milky Way stars. By using these data we build an understanding of how the Milky Way formed and evolved. During the coming five years we will focus our studies on the stars-formation history of the Milky Way and how that is influenced by the merger of the Milky Way with smaller galaxies. Essential for success in this work is the continued development of age determinations for individual stars as well as for stellar populations and how the so called selection function of the surveys influence the interpretation of the results.
Qualifications Requirements: The employee shall have a PhD with a main focus on the study of the Milky Way, its stars and galaxy formation. The employee should be specialized in theory/modelling or observations. The important thing is to be interested in the study of the formation of the Milky Way with help of large photometric and spectroscopic surveys.
Eligibility: Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed primarily no more than three years before the last date for applications. The employee must not hold a PhD degree when the application is sent in, but the degree must be awarded no later than the starting date of the position.
Swedish universities offers competitive salaries, covering health care, 30 days of vacation each year and pensions. Further descriptions of the position, benefits and the research carried out in the group is available via the full advert.
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