Postdoc in Transient Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
DTU Space, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated post-doc to work in the field of transient astrophysics. You will pursue research on the different aspects of stellar death, participate in cutting-edge transient surveys, and analyze datasets of extreme astrophysical phenomena, such as supernova explosions and neutron star mergers. You will have the chance to investigate the nature of tidal disruption events (TDEs) and utilize them as tools for measuring black hole masses. You will actively engage in international collaborations and you will be encouraged to lead observing proposals and contribute to the supervision of students.


Responsibilities and qualifications
Applicants with strong programming skills and previous experience in one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: supernovae, tidal disruption events and their relation to AGN, reverberation mapping, kilonovae, gravitational waves, transient surveys and/or big-data astrophysics and machine learning. A part of your time will be devoted to activities and science related to the BlackGEM and the LSST surveys. Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU Space, as well as a natural interest in collaboration and personal responsibility.


As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Astrophysics (or related field) by the date of appointment.


Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior scientist Giorgos Leloudas, DTU Space, , email: [email protected],


Application procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 29 February 2024 (23:59 Danish time).


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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 12
Application Deadline
2024 Feb 29