Postdoctoral position in observational astrochemistry at the Niels Bohr Institute

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Job Announcement Text: 

The Niels Bohr Institute announces a postdoc position in Lars Kristensen’s group to work on observational projects related to the chemistry of star-forming regions with the possibility to work on the candidate’s own research programs (as agreed upon). Specifically, the candidate will work on data from the SubMillimeter Array (SMA) survey PILS-Cygnus.


The candidate is expected to have a PhD in astrophysics. The position involves processing and analysis of sub-mm interferometry data of star-forming regions and modeling these data, so previous experience is an advantage. A background in astrochemistry and experience with telescope proposal and paper writing are helpful.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment will start in the fall of 2019 and is for 3 years.

The minimum base salary is DKK 33,700/month (5200 USD); a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications. Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Information for your application:

Please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to

Applications received by Feb 28th, 2019, including letters of reference, will receive full attention.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$62400.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Monthly contributions to a pension fund (17.1% of the salary)

Five (5) weeks paid vacation per year

Full health insurance for employee and direct family

Advantageous tax scheme 

Advantageous maternity and paternity coverage

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 8, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Lars E. Kristensen
Associate Professor
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Lars E. Kristensen
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