These postdoctoral fellowship positions, part of the Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO), will be hosted in the Galactic Astronomy unit in the Astronomy & Plasma Physics (AoP) division, within the Department of Space, Earth & Environment (SEE). SEE contains five divisions, with research & education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability & energy supply to astronomy & space sciences. SEE also hosts two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) & Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

Information about the fellowships
The Astronomy and Plasma Physics (AoP) division is situated at the main Johanneberg Campus and at the Onsala Space Observatory (OSO), which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The research topics of the Galactic Astronomy unit cover a wide range of topics, including interstellar medium studies, astrochemistry, star and planet formation, and evolved stars. Other research fields in the division include observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution and galaxy clusters. 

Several fellowships are advertised. One or more positions are three-year (2+1) fellowships at Chalmers. A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at Chalmers, including the Onsala Space Observatory and ALMA ARC Node. The relevant themes include galaxy formation and evolution, interstellar medium, astrochemistry, star cluster formation, high-mass and low-mass star formation, and planet formation and evolution, from both theoretical and observational perspectives.

One fellowship is part of the Chalmers-UVA fellowship that is a four-year position, shared between Chalmers (2 years) and the Dept. of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA (2 years). A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at the two host institutes. The relevant themes include galaxy formation and evolution, interstellar medium, astrochemistry, star cluster formation, high-mass and low-mass star formation, and planet formation and evolution, from both theoretical and observational perspectives.

One fellowship (funding pending) is part of the Chalmers-MPE fellowship that is a four-year position, shared between Chalmers (2 years) and the Center for Astrochemical Studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) (Garching, Germany) (2 years). A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at the two host institutes. The relevant themes include the interstellar medium, astrochemistry, star formation, and planet formation and evolution.

For all fellowships, funds and opportunities for dissemination and international collaboration will be available. The Fellows will be encouraged to lead work that is in close collaboration with the other members of the group and partner institutes.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research that is synergistic with the goals of CICO and its partner institutions. The position also includes opportunities for small fractions of time teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as 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 Chalmers Cosmic Origins Fellowship is limited to a maximum of 3 years (2 years as a postdoc + 1 year as a researcher). The Chalmers-UVA and Chalmers-MPE positions are limited to a maximum of 2 years (1+1) at Chalmers. Expected start date is 1.9.2020, but there is flexibility. Note, performance is reviewed annually with contract renewal based on satisfactory performance.

Qualifications
To qualify for these postdoc fellowship positions, you must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field. 

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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Our offer to you
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190530 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

• CV, including complete list of publications
• Cover Letter, 1 page
• Statement of past and current research, max 3 pages
• Research proposal, up to 3 pages text plus up to 2 pages of references/figures

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

Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference (PDF format preferred) to be sent to madelene.olsson@chalmers.se by the application deadline.

Application deadline: 27 December, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Jonathan C. Tan, Astronomy and Plasma Physics
Email: jonathan.tan@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 73 342 9963

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