Chalmers Astronomy Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Department of Space, Earth and Environment
SE-412 96
Job Announcement Text: 

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:

Cover Letter
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.

Included Benefits: 

Chalmers and Sweden offer highly competitive conditions and benefits, including social security, unemployment, and pension benefits. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jouni Kainulainen
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Ref 20210526
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Jouni Kainulainen, Eva Wirström