The position is placed at the Division of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics to work with Dr David Hobbs on developing science cases for the future GaiaNIR space astrometry mission. The project will focus on determining how well GaiaNIR, combined with Gaia, can measure the dynamical properties of our Galaxy using astrometry in the Visible and Near Infrared (NIR). The combination of the Gaia and GaiaNIR missions will greatly enhance the astrometric results of common stars allowing for a more detailed analysis of the dynamics of our Galaxy while the GaiaNIR mission will also provide new measurements in the hidden regions of the Galaxy. The Gaia mission is currently in operation and producing results for almost two billion stars in our Galaxy while the GaiaNIR mission is planned to be launched around 2045 and is estimated to observe a further 10 billion stars hidden behind dust in the most dynamically important regions of the Galaxy. This research will support the scientific proposals to the European Space Agency for the GaiaNIR mission which are currently being developed.
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This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.
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