Astronomy and plasma physics (AoP) and Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) divisions at the Space, Earth and Environment department at Chalmers seek for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to carry out an independent research program that stimulates collaborations between the two divisions. AoP and OSO host about 50 staff members involved in fields such as active galactic nuclei, evolved stars, exoplanets, galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution, interstellar medium, and star formation, as well as radioastronomical instrumentation and data processing.
The position has a horizon for up to 3 years (initial position 2 years), high degree of independence, generous research budget, and ample possibilities for collaborations.
As the successful candidate you are expected to lead a research program, or be involved in development activities, that reinforce the collaboration between the two divisions (see the AoP and OSO homepages). We encourage emphasis on this collaborative aspect and therefore recommend a prior contact with AoP/OSO faculty. You are also expected to organise collaborative activities beyond the immediate research project and participate in building a positive, inclusive work environment at the two divisions.
To qualify, you must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or similar, by the start date. The position requires sound skills in English.
Applications are to be submitted online via Chalmers' website.
The materials include:
CV, including complete list of publications
Statement of the past and current research (max 3 pages)
Research plan, emphasising especially the cross-division collaboration with AoP and OSO (max 4 pages)
Contact details of three referees who can be contacted for Letters.