The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the field of high-redshift galaxy formation.
The postdoctoral fellows will be embedded in a team that aims at combining the latest cosmological simulations and semi-analytical models to build a predictive framework for galaxy formation and reionization in the first billion years. The results from such research will have enormous implications for forthcoming observatories, specially the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), Euclid, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). Both positions are funded by a VIDI grant awarded to Dr. Pratika Dayal by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Both positions are offered for two years, with the possibility of a third-year extension based on performance. The successful candidates should hold a PhD in Astronomy at the moment of taking the position. Previous experience in numerical techniques, along the lines of having worked with simulations and radiative transfer codes, 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. The Institute is located at the same site as the low-energy division of the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), which gives Groningen a strategic position within Dutch Astronomy.
Applicants should send a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org including: a brief CV (2-3 pages), complete list of publications, a short statement of research experience and future research interests (2-3 pages), the names and email addresses of three referees and indicate a preferred starting date. 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 email@example.com. The deadline for applications is 30th July 2020. The review process will start immediately, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The successful candidate should start no later than 1st September 2021, with the exact date being negotiable.