at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 15 January 2020.

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy at Stockholm University are situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, providing a vibrant international research environment. Both Departments are part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, www.okc.albanova.se

Project description
Within the G.R.E.A.T. research environment, www.great.cosmoparticle.com, we study the electromagnetic signals from mergers of compact objects, both from a theoretical and an observational perspective. This research environment benefits from very close connections between Physics and Astronomy, between scientist working on theoretical, computational and observational aspects and access to proprietary data (e.g. ZTF, ENGRAVE). Within the G.R.E.A.T. initiative, we are currently searching for qualified Postdoctoral Fellows in the area of theory/modelling (up to two positions) of gravitational + electromagnetic wave sources.

Main responsibilities
Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work on the multi-messenger aspects of sources that produce both gravitational and electromagnetic waves. Expertise in any relevant multi-messenger aspect are of interest, expertise in relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics, nucleosynthesis and/or radiative transfer is particularly welcome. Postdoctoral associates are welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. The postdoctoral associates will also have access to research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as computing facilities.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed preferably no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in theoretical astrophysics and computer simulations.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension. Start date 1 September 2020 or as per agreement. Application will be continuously reviewed until the above mentioned deadline.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Stephan Rosswog, stephan.rosswog@astro.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2 references
  • Please ask your referees to send in letters to the adress fv-3283-19.refletters@astro.su.se by the deadline, 15 January 2020

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/01/2020