Postdoctoral Fellows in Modelling and/or Observations of Gravitational Wave + Electromagnetic Transients at the Oskar Klein Centre, Departments of Astronomy and Physics, Stockholm University.

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy at Stockholm University are situated at AlbaNova in Stockholm, providing a vibrant international research environment. We are part of the Oskar Klein Centre, containing world-class research groups in cosmology and time domain astronomy, A strong research environment has recently been established that focuses on the study of the electromagnetic signals from mergers of compact objects, G.R.E.A.T., Within this initiative, we are currently searching for several qualified Postdoctoral Fellows, in particular in the area of Modelling (two positions) and Observations (two positions) of gravitational + electromagnetic wave sources.

Modelling Positions

Two Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work on the multi-messenger aspects of sources that produce both gravitational and electromagnetic waves. We search in particular for expertise in relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics, nucleosynthesis and/or radiative transfer to work with Prof. Stephan Rosswog.

Observational Positions

Up to two Postdoc positions will be open for researchers working on observational aspects of transients. Within GREAT, GROWTH and ENGRAVE we focus on preparations and follow-up of optical counterparts to GW sources. Within ZTF and ePESSTO we also have resources to study other kinds of transients, such as supernovae.


Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in theoretical astrophysics, computer simulations and/or experience in transient observational astronomy.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for one year. Start date 1 January 2019 or as per agreement. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Three letters of recommendations should be sent in (with the same deadline) separately by the referees to:
[email protected]

The instructions for applicants are available through.


Questions about the modeling positions should be directed to Stephan Rosswog ([email protected]), and questions about the observational positions to Jesper Sollerman ([email protected]) or Ariel Goobar ([email protected]).

Included Benefits: 

The postdoctoral associates will also have access to research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as computing facilities.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Stephan Rosswog, Jesper Sollerman, Ariel Goobar
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
SU FV-3232-18
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Stephan Rosswog (modelling)/Jesper Sollerman (observation)