Postdoctoral Position in the Physics of Supermassive Black Holes at the Niels Bohr Institute

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute
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Lyngbyvej 2
2100 Copenhagen
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The Niels Bohr Institute announces a position at DARK to work on observational research projects related to the physics of supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei and quasars with the possibility to work on the candidate’s own research programs also (as agreed upon). See for DARK's research activities and current research staff.


The candidate is expected to have obtained a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics within 4 years by the start date. The position involves processing and analysis of sub-mm and radio interferometry and single-dish data of active and quiescent galaxies and dynamical modeling of radio/sub-mm data, so previous experience in one or more of these areas is an advantage. A background in the physics of AGN and experience with telescope proposal and paper writing & supervision of PhD/Master’s students are helpful.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment will start in the fall of 2019, or upon agreement. The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension depending on performance and available funding. Funds for travel are available.

The minimum base salary is DKK 33,700/month (5200 USD); a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications. Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life.

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Timeline & process

Applications received by January 30th 2019, including letters of reference, will receive full attention. Interviews will be conducted in February and offers made in February or early March 2019.

DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$5200.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Monthly contributions to a pension fund (17.1% of the salary)

Five (5) weeks paid vacation per year

Full health insurance for employee and direct family

Advantageous tax scheme 

Advantageous maternity and paternity coverage

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 11, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Marianne Vestergaard
Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute
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Prof. Marianne Vestergaard
DARK Postdoctoral job advert