Postdoctoral fellowship in extragalactic astrophysics: High-redshift galaxy formation and the epoch of Reionization

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Job Announcement Text: 

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position funded by the ERC Starting Grant DELPHI led by Dr. Pratika Dayal.

The postdoctoral fellow candidate will be embedded in a team building a coherent and predictive model to understand the formation and evolution of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. The results from such research will have enormous implications for forthcoming observatories, specially the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

This position is offered for two years, with the possibility of a third-year extension based on performance. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Astronomy at the moment of taking the position. Previous experience in numerical techniques/semi-analytic modelling is highly desirable.

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen is world-wide recognised for the breadth and quality of its research and is one of the four Dutch astronomical departments constituting NOVA. 

Applicants should send a single pdf to including: a brief CV (2-3 pages), complete list of publications, a short statement of research experience and future research interests (2-3 pages), and the names and email addresses of three referees. They should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent to this address by the application deadline. Informal enquiries about these positions are welcome and should be sent to The deadline for applications is the 2nd of May, 2018. The successful candidate should start no later than 1st February 2019, with the exact date being negotiable and the salary being commensurate with research experience.



Included Benefits: 

The University of Groningen is an equal-opportunity employer. University of Groningen employees have multiple benefits, including paid holidays, pension, and sick and maternity leave.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Pratika Dayal
Assistant Professor