Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the topic of galaxy formation and evolution at the Department of Space, Earth and Environmental (SEE), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The starting date is flexible, though preferably second half of 2020.

Information about the research
You will join the research group of Dr. Kirsten K. Knudsen. The research is on high-redshift starburst/AGN and galaxy formation and evolution with focus on modelling the results obtained from observational studies with mm-wave/radio instruments such as ALMA, JVLA, and APEX. The goal is to further develop our understanding of what can be learned about the gas dynamics and gas excitation in high-z star-forming galaxies and AGN host galaxies. Depending on qualifications, you can also be involved in the observational aspects.  

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your research in the research team of Kirsten K. Knudsen. The postdoc position will focus on modelling of observational results and on modelling that can be used for development of future observational projects. The position also includes some possibility for involvement in supervising master's and/or PhD students. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

You should have a PhD, preferably in astronomy, by the start of the appointment. To be a successful candidate you should demonstrate potential for research in extragalactic astronomy and the topic of galaxy formation and evolution. Experience or expertise in modelling of gas dynamics and/or gas excitation properties of galaxies is an asset. Experience or interest in mm/submm/radio interferometry would also be an asset. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If you do not speak Swedish, we strongly encourage you to learn and Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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Our offer to you
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190706 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
2-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 9 February, 2020

For questions, please contact:
Professor Kirsten Knudsen, SEE/AoP
Phone: +46 31-772 5526 or +46 31-772 6355

Information about the department
The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

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