Postdoc Fellowships at The Cosmic Dawn Center

University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute


Postdoc Fellowships at The Cosmic Dawn Center, Niels Bohr Institute


The Cosmic Dawn Centre (DAWN) invites applications for the DAWN Fellowships. The fellowships are intended for outstanding early career scientists whose research falls within DAWN’s research themes: high-redshift galaxy evolution, epoch of re-ionization, first stars and galaxies, dust and ISM in the early universe and dark matter. DAWN Fellows are expected to pursue their own independent, cutting edge research programs, either in theory or observations.  


DAWN is a new center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and is located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and at the Space division of the Danish Technical University (DTU-Space). In addition the center has a number of associate members at major research institutes across Europe, North America, and Australia. The center brings together experts in all aspects of early Universe galaxy evolution and is deeply involved in major existing and upcoming surveys with e.g. HST, ALMA, Euclid and JWST, as well as cosmological and zoom in simulations. For more information on the Center's activities and researchers, please see 


Dawn Fellowships are for up to three years.  The employment is scheduled to start in the fall of 2020 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.


Applications received by 9 December 2019 will receive full consideration.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in early January.


Applications consist of a CV, a list of publications, and a brief research statement that describes research interests, future plans and relevant technical experience. The research statement should not exceed 3 pages (text, figures and references included) with a font size no smaller than 11pt Times New Roman (or equivalent).


Applicants should also include in their CV the name, contact address, and email of three referees who may be contacted for letters of reference.


Applications are submitted electronically, via the University of Copenhagen's central employment pages. Follow the directions for applying carefully. 


DAWN Fellows receive support for computing, travel and publication expenses and are expected to collaborate with the international institutes associated with DAWN.


Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.


Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.


The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434,179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,244).


Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favourable tax scheme. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions and living in Copenhagen: 


Included Benefits: 

Six weeks paid vacation and generous social benefits, including: pension, full health cover (also for family), paid sick leave, access to paid parental leave, etc. More on employment conditions: 

Related URLs: 

Cosmic DAWN Center

Niels Bohr Institute

DTU Space


Application Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019

In your application, please refer to


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