Applications are invited for a postdocposition in the topic of galaxy formation and evolution and extragalactic astronomy at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
The successful candidate will join the research group of Prof. Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen. The research of the position is on galaxy evolution with focus on developing a framework for modelling and interpreting the results obtained from observational studies with mm-wave/radio instruments such as ALMA, JVLA, APEX, and IRAM. Specifically, the projects will focus on gas excitation and kinematics in high-redshift galaxies. Depending on qualifications, the candidate can also be involved in the observational aspects. The successful applicant will work at Chalmers that hosts the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy and also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node.
Interested applicants should have a PhD in astronomy by the start of the appointment. Experience with analysis or modelling of gas excitation properties is a clear asset. Knowledge/experience of gas kinematics, astrochemistry and/or interest in mm/submm/radio interferometry would be an asset. The position is initially two years, but might be extended with a third year depending on performance and availability of funding. Starting date early 2021, though exact date is flexible.
The application deadline is August 15th, 2020, The application should be written in English, include CV, publication list, description of research interests as well as the addresses of two reference persons who can be contacted by Chalmers. Submission of the application should go via this link (please specify "postdoc in extragalactic astronomy").