DAWN fellowship at the Cosmic Dawn Center (post-doc or assistant professor level)

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Københavns Universitet
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

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 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 http://dawn.nbi.ku.dk/. 

Dawn Fellowships are for three years.  The employment is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

Applications received by 4 December 2017 will receive full consideration.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in early January.

Applicants may also be considered for other postdoctoral positions at the Cosmic Dawn Center.

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).

Fellows who wish to be appointed as Assistant Professor would be expected to formally contribute to the teaching at the Institute. Candidates should include in the application: evidence of teaching experience and indicate interest in contributing to teaching and supervision in the astrophysics bachelor and/or master’s programs at the University of Copenhagen.

Applications are submitted electronically, via the University of Copenhagen's central employment pages. Follow the directions for applying carefully. You will find a link to the application here: http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=146073

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to [email protected] by the deadline.

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 413,717 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 68,750). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable 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: http://ism.ku.dk. 




Compensation and Benefits

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: http://ism.ku.dk/ 


Application Details

Publication Start Date
2017 Oct 21
Application Deadline
2017 Dec 04


Sune Toft, Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen