Postdoctoral fellowship in extragalactic astrophysics: High-redshift galaxy formation and the Epoch of Reionization

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Department Name: 
University of Groningen
Street Line 1: 
Landleven 12
9747 AD
Job Announcement Text: 

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position funded by the ERC Starting Grant DELPHI led by Dr. Pratika Dayal.

The postdoctoral fellow will be embedded in a team that aims at combining the latest cosmological simulations and semi-analytical models to build a coherent and predictive framework for galaxy formation and reionization in the first billion years. The results from such research will have enormous implications for forthcoming observatories, specially the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

This position is offered for two years, with the possibility of a third-year extension based on performance. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Astronomy at the moment of taking the position. Previous experience in numerical techniques is highly desirable.

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen is world-wide recognised for the breadth and quality of its research and is one of the four Dutch astronomical departments constituting NOVA. The Institute is located at the same site as the low-energy division of the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), which gives Groningen a strategic position within Dutch Astronomy.

Applicants should send a single pdf to including: a brief CV (2-3 pages), complete list of publications, a short statement of research experience and future research interests (2-3 pages), the names and email addresses of three referees and indicate a preferred starting date. They should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to this address by the application deadline. Informal enquiries about these positions are welcome and should be sent to The deadline for applications is 30th September 2017. The review process will start immediately, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The successful candidate should start no later than 1st October 2018, with the exact date being negotiable.

Included Benefits: 

The University of Groningen is an equal-opportunity employer. Employees have multiple benefits including paid holidays, pension, and sick and maternity leave and salary is commensurate with research experience.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Pratika Dayal
Assistant Professor