Postdoctoral position in Cosmic Web and Galaxies

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Tartu Ülikool
Physics of Galaxies and Cosmology
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Tõravere Tartu

Job Description

University of Tartu, Tartu Observatory (Estonia) invites applications for two postdoc positions in the general field of galaxies and cosmology. The position is initially for one year but has good prospects for extension, depending on the performance of the applicant and the availability of funding. The starting time is negotiable. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in astrophysics or a closely related discipline.

Candidates with a background in galaxy formation and evolution, galactic structure, large-scale structure of the Universe, galaxy surveys or machine learning applications are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to conduct his or her own research as well as participate in the current research of Tartu Observatory and in the national and European funding schemes. The applicant is encouraged to apply for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships during the first year. Tartu Observatory is a member of the 4MOST ( and J-PAS ( projects.

The work would be carried out under the guidance of Prof. Elmo Tempel.

Applications received by April 12, 2024 will receive full consideration; the call is open until the positions are filled. Applications should contain the following: a cover letter motivating your application, a Curriculum Vitae including a list of (selected) publications and a letter of motivation describing your research experience and interests. Please also provide contact information for two individuals willing to provide a reference letter upon request. Note that we will request such letters only for a subset of applicants after an initial selection step. Applications should be sent in a single PDF file (max 5 pages in total) to [email protected].

Tartu Observatory is among the leading astronomical research institutes in North-Eastern Europe, its strongest research being carried out in the field of the large-scale structure of the Universe. It offers a modern and friendly work environment and conducts research in broad and active international collaboration. It currently hosts 17 staff members and 10 PhD students in astrophysics.

The successful applicant is offered a gross salary starting from 2600 Euros per month (2000 Euros net), depending on his/her work experience. Further uprating is possible.

University of Tartu is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and particularly encourages women and other underrepresented groups to apply. Preference will be given to people with disabilities with equal competence.

Contact for further information: [email protected].

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 24
Application Deadline
2024 Apr 12