A two-year post-doctoral position is available in the Evolved Stars group of the Chalmers Department of Space, Earth and Environment. The position will be hosted within the Galactic astronomy unit of the Astronomy and Plasma Physics division, in the research group of Dr. Elvire De Beck. The project will make use of instruments such as ALMA, APEX, OSO 20m, and IRAM 30m in the millimeter/sub-millimeter, as well as the Herschel Space Observatory in the far-infrared. The research will focus on the physical and chemical properties of high- and low-mass stars in the late stages of their evolution, primarily through studies of molecular line observations. The successful applicant will be expected to lead the work in close collaboration with the other members of the group and partner institutes.
The evolved stars research group at Chalmers is one of the largest in Europe, with approximately 10 members from senior scientists to PhD students. The group is active in observational astronomy at all wavelengths, with a focus on millimeter and submillimeter facilities, as well as radiative transfer modelling of molecular line emission and dust, and chemical modelling. The group has close connections to the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The research topics of the division cover a broad range of topics including formation and evolution of galaxies, the birth and death of stars, astrochemistry, and exoplanets.
Application details can be found via the online application submission form.