The Niels Bohr Institute announces independent post-doctoral positions focused on areas of interest to DARK.
Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK’s areas of research 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, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. DARK Fellows are invited to work with DARK faculty (professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Lise Christensen, Marianne Vestergaard, Steen H. Hansen) and junior professors at DARK.
Areas of specific interest for this round of applications are theory and observations of transients, including dustforming supernovae. However, we stress that we accept applications within all areas of interest to DARK, including those listed above.
Fellows are encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centres in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, and DTU Space.
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 race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.
Terms of salary, work, and employment
DARK Fellowships are typically for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension. The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The basic salary is about DKK 35,500 (5400 USD) per month; a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications. In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).
Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life.
Important: before you apply, please click and read carefully the specific instructions on document upload. From there, you can access the official UCPH job advertisement, and apply online.
Timeline & process
Deadline of application is December 2nd 2018
Applications received by December 2nd 2018 will receive full consideration.
Interviews will be conducted in December and January.
Offers will be made in the course of February 2019.
Selection of the successful candidates will be based on demonstrated originality, outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement.
Questions about DARK or your application should be directed to Centre Director, Professor Jens Hjorth, firstname.lastname@example.org, Niels Bohr Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, email@example.com or Coordinator, Corinne Toulouse-Aastrup, firstname.lastname@example.org