Post-doctoral fellow in Galactic dynamics studies for Gaia and GaiaNIR

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Lund Observatory
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Division of Astrophysics
City: 
Lund
State/Province: 
Skåne län
Country: 
Sweden
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

The application should include the following: 

  • Cover Letter 
  • CV, including list of publications 
  • Statement of the past and current research (max 3 pages) 
  • Contact details of three referees who can be contacted for Reference Letters.
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered. 

Applications are submitted electronically via the provided link.

Included Benefits: 

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.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
David Hobbs
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
Lund Observatory
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Division of Astrophysics
City: 
Lund
State/Province: 
Skåne län
Country: 
Sweden
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Lund Observatory
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Attention To: 
David Hobbs
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Post-doctoral fellow in Galactic dynamics studies for Gaia and GaiaNIR