DARK Fellowships at the Niels Bohr Institute
DARK Fellowships are postdoc positions for scientists intending to carry out independent research within the areas of interest to DARK, which include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations, and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events, and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, fundamental cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. DARK Fellows are invited to work with faculty and junior professors at DARK. They are also encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centers in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, DTU Space, and Lund Observatory.
Areas of specific interest for this round of applications are time-domain astrophysics, cosmology, lensing, and high-redshift galaxies in connection with the Young Supernova Experiment (yse.ucsc.edu) and the Legacy Survey of Space of Time to be conducted with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. However, we stress that we give full consideration to applications within all areas of interest to DARK.
DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to background, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age. DARK strives to facilitate the progress of underrepresented groups in higher education careers and strongly encourages these candidates to apply.
Terms of salary, work, and employment
DARK Fellowships are typically for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension. Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). A supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications and family situation. In addition to the basic salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary). Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a Ph.D. degree and have not lived in Denmark for the last ten years. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk
Timeline & process
The deadline for application is January 15, 2020. Interviews will be conducted in February 2020. Selection of the successful candidates will be based on demonstrated originality, outstanding research accomplishments, and promise of future achievement.