atthe Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 15 January
The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees.
The main research areas are Supernovae, Computational Astrophysics, Galaxies,
Solar Physics, and Planet and Star Formation. The Department of Astronomy is
situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, together with the
Department of Physics, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
(Nordita), providing a vibrant international research environment. The
Department is part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics,
The successful applicant will lead and be engaged in multiple active projects
concerning the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, and environments of
exotic transients, including but not limited to superluminous supernovae.
The group is currently actively involved in the identification, follow-up and
analysis of interesting transients in the Zwicky Transient Facility, as well
as preparing for participation in the next-generation Legacy Survey of Space
and Time at Rubin Observatory. We are also members of the ePESSTO+ and ENGRAVE
collaborations. Desirable skills include general familiarity with analysis of
optical/UV/IR imaging and spectroscopy; experience working with time-domain
surveys; and/or a background in simulations or modeling of transients. There
will also be opportunities to interact and collaborate with the wider
supernova research community at both the Department and the larger Oskar Klein
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.
The degree should have been completed 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
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with
the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date
2022-09-01, though both earlier and later start dates are possible as per
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr Ragnhild
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (SEKO).
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 2–3 references
and, in addition, please include the following documents
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
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
Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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Closing date: 15/01/2022