Postdoctoral Fellow in Supernova Theory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow in supernova theory: SU FV-4299-18.

The position is available from mid-2019, for 2+1 years. Starting date is negotiable. Closing date: 21 Jan 2019.

We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of core-collapse supernova theory. This position will be in collaboration with Dr. Evan O’Connor and the supernova group at Stockholm University. The project will focus on numerical simulations of the central engine and the astrophysical consequences of the resulting explosions. The position will see the successful applicant joining our group effort of modeling the core-collapse supernova central engine and the explosions that follow with state-of-the-art multidimensional hydrodynamic and neutrino transport software. The position will also afford the possibility to interact with the extensive theoretical and observational supernovae groups (one of the largest in Europe), other computational astrophysics groups, and the larger astronomy and physics community at Stockholm University and the Oskar Klein Centre.

Stockholm University is located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is a picturesque and dynamic international city surrounded by water and nature. Our department, which consists of over 60 phd students, postdocs and faculty members is also very international.  The working language is English.

All candidates with an interest in the theoretical aspects of supernovae and their astrophysical consequences are strongly encouraged to apply.

The applicant must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Astrophysics or a related field. The application consists of a cover letter, CV, research statement (max 3 pages; describing past research and research plan), and contact details for 2 or more references.  Please see the job ad for full details and other criteria. 


Included Benefits: 

The positions are salaried immediately and include full Swedish social benefits: e.g. medical insurance and parental leave.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 21, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Evan O'Connor
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Evan O'Connor
Postdoctoral Fellow in Supernova Theory