Postdoc in Astrochemistry at Onsala Space Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 26, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment
Västra Götaland
Job Announcement Text: 

We are looking for a motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to pursue progressive research in astrochemistry in collaboration with associate professor Eva Wirström at Onsala Space Observbatory and Chalmers. The position has an initial assignment of two years with potential for an additional year, ample funding for dissemination and possibilities for collaborations both within the astronomy research community at Chalmers, as well as international collaborators.

You will be expected to pursue research focused on your chosen aspect of astrochemistry during star and planet formation, in collaboration with prof. Wirström's group. Research questions of particular interest in the group are the water trail from cold dark clouds to planetary systems, complex organic molecules, isotopic fractionation as a tracer of astrochemical history, and nuclear spin effects. For a successful application, your research plan should clearly demonstrate its contribution to, and/or synergies with, one or several of these questions. The proposed research could be either observational or theoretical, or a combination of both. The position also includes opportunities for small fractions of time dedicated to astronomy outreach as well as supervising undergraduate, Master's and/or PhD students. 

Position: Full-time temporary employment for 2(+1) years, starting in mid-2022. To qualify for the position you must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start date of the position. Good verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Experience of working as part of a team is an asset.

Applications only accepted through the Chalmers on-line application system. Deadline 15 January.


Included Benefits: 

Chalmers and Sweden offer highly competitive conditions and benefits, including social security, unemployment, and pension benefits. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Eva Wirström
Astrochemistry postdoc