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 the centre for Astrophysics research at Chalmers University and is the primary host of the Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO). AoP personnel are situated at the main Johanneberg Campus and at 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 activities at Chalmers are very broad, including interstellar medium studies, astrochemistry, star and planet formation, exoplanets, evolved stars, observational cosmology, and galaxy formation and evolution.
Several Cosmic Origins fellowships, hosted by CICO, 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 astrophysics research within CICO and its partner institutes. The research themes that are of particular relevance are 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 research themes that are of particular relevance are 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.
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.
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research that is synergistic with the goals of CICO and its partner institutes. 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. Note, performance is reviewed annually with contract renewal based on satisfactory performance.
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 positions are limited to a maximum of 2 years (1+1) at Chalmers. Expected start date is 1.9.2021, but there is flexibility.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline.
Application deadline: 15 December, 2020
For questions, please contact:
Professor Jonathan C. Tan, Astronomy and Plasma Physics
Phone: +46 73 342 9963
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