Postdoc in High-Energy Astrophysics at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
AlbaNova
City: 
Stockholm
State/Province: 
Stockholms län
Zip/Postal: 
10691
Country: 
Sweden
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

A postdoctoral scholarship in High-Energy Astrophysics is available in the Particle and Astroparticle Physics group at the Department of Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. This position mainly concerns studies of gamma-ray bursts, but may also include research in related fileds, such as X-ray binaries. Focus will be on interpreting observations and results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Fermi has revolutionized our understanding of GRBs. In particular, it has been shown that a part of the emission during the prompt phase is likely to stem from the photosphere in the relativistic jet. 

Applicants should hold (or soon hold) a PhD in Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics or a related subject, obtained no later than three years prior to starting the position. Candidates may not have received their PhD from KTH.

Applicants are expected to have a solid high-energy Astrophysics background, in data analysis and/or in theory. Experience with analysis of data from the Fermi satellite is a merit. Experience with theoretical interpretation of the data is also expected. The applicant should be highly motivated by basic research and be able to perform independently and as part of a team. An excellent command of the English language is required.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references

The scholarship is for 2 years, with a starting date in late 2019 or early 2020.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Felix Ryde
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
City: 
Stockholm
Country: 
Sweden
Email: 
scholarshipapplication@sci.kth.se
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
S-2019-1119
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Felix Ryde
Email: 
fryde@kth.se