Postdoctoral positions on the Origin and Fate of Dust in the Universe

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Archive Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Department of Space, Earth and Environment
City: 
Gothenburg
State/Province: 
Västra Götaland
Country: 
Sweden
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for up to 3 postdoctoral positions, funded by the Wallenberg Foundation, in the research project: "The Origin and Fate of Dust in our Universe". The cross disciplinary project aims to advance our understanding of dust formation, destruction and growth throughout the Universe. It is a collaboration between astronomers and theoretical chemists at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University. More information can be found on the project webpage: cosmic-dust.se .

To join this collaboration, we seek ambitious, highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers with experience in observations and modeling of dust around e.g. evolved stars, novae, supermassive black holes and in the local and high-redshift interstellar medium.

The successful candidates will join a growing and vibrant research environment encompassing the Chalmers Division for Astronomy and Plasma Physics and the Onsala Space Observatory - host of the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which includes the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node. In addition to the close collaboration with Gothenburg University, the postdocs will work with, and be embedded in, the internationally active research groups of Profs. Susanne Aalto (Galactic Nuclei; susanne.aalto@chalmers.se), Kirsten Knudsen (high-z; kirsten.knudsen@chalmers.se) and Wouter Vlemmings (evolved stars; wouter.vlemmings@chalmers.se).

The positions will be for 2 years with possible extension. The application deadline is February 28th (submission link). The preferred starting date is July/August 2021, but can be negotiated. Informal inquiries on the Chalmers positions can be addressed to any of the three Chalmers PIs. Information on upcoming positions at Gothenburg University will soon become available on the project webpage. 

Included Benefits: 

The positions come with generous fringe benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits, eligibility for parental leave, etc.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Kirsten Knudsen
Institution/Company: 
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
20210046
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kirsten K. Knudsen
Email: 
kirsten.knudsen@chalmers.se