The Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the Theoretical Extragalactic Research Group. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research within the framework of the SIBELIUS project, a campaign of cosmological simulations of the Local Universe, funded by the Academy of Finland (PI: Till Sawala).
Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics or a closely related field, and ideally also experience with cosmological and / or hydrodynamic simulations. In addition, good programming and data analysis skills and a demonstrated ability for independent work are considered highly advantageous.
The project includes international collaboration with researchers throughout Europe, and provides ample funding for travel. The successful applicant will have access to the Finnish national supercomputing centre, enjoy a stimulating work environment, and is encouraged to develop a unique research profile within the framework set by the research project. They assist in supervising PhD students and participate in teaching for the English-language master courses.
The salary will be approximately € 45 000 - 50 000 p.a. and also includes comprehensive occupational health care. The University of Helsinki is an equal opportunity employer, and our research group is committed to creating a welcoming and diverse workplace. We are conscious of the factors that lead to some groups of people still being highly under-represented in astrophysics, and we strongly encourage women, people of colour, LGBT+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and people with career breaks to apply.
The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, extendable to a maximum of four years, The earliest starting date is February 2024, but later dates are also possible. Applications should include a CV, a publication list, and a statement (max. 3 pages) of research interests. This should include a summary of past research achievements and statement of future plans. Please submit your application by email in one single pdf file by October 6, 2023 to the email address above. The applicant should also arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent by the same date. Prior informal enquiries via email are also most welcome!