Postdoctoral positions on the Origin and Fate of Dust in the Universe

Job Summary

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

Job Description

We invite applications for postdoctoral positions, funded by the Wallenberg Foundation, in the research project: 'The Origin and Fate of Dust in our Universe'. The cross disciplinary project aims to advance our understanding of dust formation, destruction and growth throughout the Universe. It is a collaboration between astronomers and theoretical chemists at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University. More information can be found on the project webpage:

To join this collaboration, we seek ambitious, highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers with experience in observations and modeling of dust around e.g. evolved stars, novae, supermassive black holes and in the local and high-redshift interstellar medium.

The successful candidates will join a growing and vibrant research environment encompassing the Chalmers Division for Astronomy and Plasma Physics and the Onsala Space Observatory - host of the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which includes the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node. In addition to the close collaboration with Gothenburg University, the postdocs will work with, and be embedded in, the internationally active research groups of Profs. Kirsten Knudsen (high-z galaxies; [email protected]), Wouter Vlemmings (evolved stars; [email protected]), and Susanne Aalto (galactic nuclei; [email protected]).

The positions will be for 2+1years. The application deadline is December 1st, 2022; application process is described in the advertisement link. Starting date is flexible. Informal inquiries on the Chalmers positions can be addressed to any of the three Chalmers PIs.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

The positions come with generous fringe benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits, eligibility for parental leave, etc.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Nov 03
Application Deadline
2022 Dec 01
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Kirsten K. Knudsen