Chalmers Astronomy and Plasma Physics Fellow

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Chalmers tekniska högskola
Space, Earth and Environment department, Astronomy and Plasma Physics division
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Astronomy and plasma physics (AoP) division at the Space, Earth and Environment (SEE) department at Chalmers hosts about 45 staff members involved in research activities such as active galactic nucleii, evolved stars, exoplanets, galaxy evolution, interstellar medium, star formation, as well as turbulence and transport in tokamaks and general fusion plasma physics. The division also collaborates with the Onsala Space Observatory that hosts, e.g., the Nordic ALMA Regional Center node, and is the SKA center for Sweden. The fusion research activities are aligned with the integrated European fusion research programme implemented by the EUROfusion consortium, which for example conducts experiments on several European fusion devices, such as JET. There are also close links to the ITER project.

The AoP division seeks for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to carry out an independent research program that stimulates cross-field collaborations between the research fields of the division. The project has a high degree of independence, generous research budget, and ample possibilities for collaborations.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as an AoP Fellow is to lead your own research program that is highly synergistic with the scientific interests at AoP and involves collaboration with several faculty members. The position includes an expectation to engage in building collaborative activities also beyond the immediate research project and participate in building a positive, inclusive work environment at the division (see the AoP homepages for a topic and staff list). 

Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start date of the position, or awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Sound verbal and written communication skills in English. 

Contract terms
The position is a full-time temporary employment for two years initially, but the project has a horizon for up to four years. 

We offer 
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 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 procedure
The application is filed in electronically in this address (see also links below); please follow the exact instructions on that website. The application consists of:

CV, including list of publications, and contact details of three referees who can be contacted for Letters.

Personal letter: a 1-3 page document to introduce yourself and present your interests and motivation.

Research plan, emphasising especially the cross-field collaboration with the AoP staff (max 4 pages).

Statement of the past and current research (max 3 pages).

Copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Oct 25
Application Deadline
2022 Dec 02


Jouni Kainulainen