Helsinki Computational Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Helsinki
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gustaf Hallstromin katu 2
City: 
Helsinki
State/Province: 
Uusimaa
Zip/Postal: 
FI-00014
Country: 
Finland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position in computational and theoretical astrophysics.

The successful applicant will join the Theoretical Extragalactic Research Group led by Professor Peter Johansson and is expected to develop their own independent research program within the confines of the research fields pursued by the group, including: cosmological simulations of early-type galaxy formation, modelling the accurate dynamics of supermassive black holes, the implementation of small-scale gas physics and black hole feedback, the calculation of the gravitational wave signal from binary supermassive black holes and/or the modelling of the formation and evolution of stellar clusters in galactic environments.  

We are seeking both excellent recent graduates and candidates with prior postdoctoral experience. A solid knowledge of theoretical astrophysics and a background in numerical astrophysics and/or gravitational wave astrophysics are required. The research group actively collaborates with researchers in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States and the position will include ample funding for travel together with full access to the resources of the Finnish supercomputer centre.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a closely related field. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a possible extension for one year contingent on satisfactory performance. The nominal starting date is expected to be September 2022, but earlier starting dates are also possible. University of Helsinki is the leading institute in Finland in astrophysics and cosmology with about 40 people working in this field. The annual gross salary will be within the range of 45 000-55 000 €/yr depending on experience and qualifications. The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests (max. 3 pages). This should include a summary of past research achievements and a statement of future plans. Please submit your application by email in one single pdf file to [email protected] by midnight Tuesday 30th November 2021. The applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by the same date to the same email address.

For more information about the research group, see https://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/phjohans.
Informal enquiries to Prof. Peter Johansson are most welcome ([email protected]).

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$52500.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$65000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Employees in Finland receive full free medical care together with 6 weeks paid vacation, generous parental leave and state-subsidized childcare.
More information on employment conditions for international staff can be found here:
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers/welcome

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Peter Johansson
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
University of Helsinki
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gustaf Hallstromin katu 2
City: 
Helsinki
State/Province: 
Uusimaa
Zip/Postal Code: 
FI-00014
Country: 
Finland
Phone: 
+358 2941 51211
FAX: 
+358 2941 50610
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Peter Johansson
Subject: 
Computational Astrophysics Fellowship