Chalmers Astronomy and Plasma Physics Fellow

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Chalmers tekniska högskola
Department of Space, Earth and Environment
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Astronomy and plasma physics (AoP) division at the Space, Earth and Environment department at Chalmers seeks for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to carry out an independent research program that stimulates cross-field collaborations between the research fields at the division. AoP hosts about 45 staff members involved in fields such as active galactic nuclei, evolved stars, exoplanets, galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution, interstellar medium, star formation, and fusion plasma physics.

The position has a horizon for up to 4 years (initial position 2 years), high degree of independence, generous research budget, and ample possibilities for collaborations.

As the successful candidate you are expected to lead a creative, cross-field research program that establishes new collaborations between the division's research topics and involves several faculty members (see the AoP homepages for a topic and staff list). We encourage emphasis on this collaborative aspect and therefore recommend a prior contact with AoP faculty. You are also expected to organise collaborative activities beyond the immediate research project and participate in building a positive, inclusive work environment at the division.

To qualify, you must have a relevant Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or similar, by the start date. The position requires sound skills in English.

Applications are to be submitted online via Chalmers' website

The materials include:

Cover Letter
CV, including complete list of publications
Statement of the past and current research (max 3 pages)
Research plan, emphasising especially the cross-field collaboration within AoP (max 4 pages)
Contact details of three referees who can be contacted for Letters.


Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Chalmers and Sweden offer highly competitive conditions and benefits, including social security, unemployment, and pension benefits. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Nov 20
Application Deadline
2022 Jan 14
Reference Code
Ref 20210525


Jouni Kainulainen, Matthias Maercker