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.