Post-Doctoral position in protostellar discs and/or galaxies and galaxy clusters

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Universita' degli Studi di Milano
Department Name: 
Dipartimento di Fisica
Street Line 1: 
Via Celoria 16
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at the University of Milano (Italy) is seeking candidates for a 2-years (with the possibility of a renewal) post-doctoral position in either protostellar disc/accretion disc dynamics or formation and evolution of galaxy and galaxy clusters, to start not later than the 29th of February, 2020.

The successful candidate will carry out research in at least one of the following areas: (a) theory and/or observations of gas and dust dynamics in protostellar discs, with applications to high resolution imaging of discs through, e.g. ALMA and extreme adaptive optics instruments, and to planet formation; (b)  Formation and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters, with particular emphasis on dark-matter studies, employing a multi-wavelength imaging and spectroscopic dataset from major HST and VLT programs.

The protostellar disc group in Milano has ample funds for travel and the successful candidate can be part of a EU funded Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Network on “Dust and gas in planet forming discs”, including major research institutes in Europe, USA, Chile and Australia. The galaxy and galaxy cluster group has recently been funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel and work within a well-established international collaboration. The Department of Physics in Milan hosts a large University infrastructure dedicated to High Performance Computing and the post-doc will have access to our Departmental machines.  

Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astronomy or related subject by the time of the appointment. 

The appointment is for 2 years with an income tax free gross salary of 21000 Euro per year (plus 7200 Euro per year of mobility allowance for candidates who are not residents in Italy), corresponding to a net monthly salary of approximately 1500 Euro (2100 Euro for non-Italian residents).

The official call for applications can be found at the following web page:

The deadline is at noon Italian time on the 18th of October 2019.

Informal expressions of interest (including a one-page statement of research interests, CV and list of publications) and enquiries can be addressed to: and/or

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$23181.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$31131.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 18, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Giuseppe Lodato/Claudio Grillo
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