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.

Information about the research
We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position funded by the Swedish Research Council (PI:S. Aalto). We study the properties and evolution of galaxies with a focus on the evolution of dust obscured luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs). In this project we use observational and modelling methods that can probe inside the obscuring veil to study the feeing and feedback of the obscured activity. We are seeking ambitious, highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers with experience in any of the following areas:

1- mm/submm/radio interferometric studies of nearby and/or distant galaxies, AGNs and starbursts
2- molecular astrochemistry, radiative transfer modelling, cosmic rays, high energy astrophysics
3- galactic dynamics studies, outflows and feedback
4- experience with numerical techniques for modeling galaxy evolution

The research team is part of the Chalmers Extragalactic Research Unit which belongs to a growing and vibrant research environment encompassing the Division for Astronomy and Plasma Physics and the Onsala Space Observatory – host of the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which is also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node. Our team is also active in a number of international collaborations.

The details of the departmental research activities may be found here:

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. 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).

The application should have a PhD, preferably in physics and/or astronomy/astrophysics - and preference is given to extragalactic astronomy, by the start of the appointment. A successful candidate should demonstrate potential for research.

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

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190327 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
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

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: 15 August 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Susanne Aalto, SEE,

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