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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.