Post-doctoral Fellowships in Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN Fellow) University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute Denmark

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN Fellow)

 

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 e.g. 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 https://dawn.nbi.ku.dk/.

 

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Sune Toft, sune@nbi.ku.dk

 

Dawn Fellowships are for 3 years. The employment is scheduled to start in the fall of 2019 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

Terms of employment 

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  

 

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  

 

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

 

Applications consist of a CV, diplomas, 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 considered at the assistant professor level, 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.

 

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to cosmicdawnletters@gmail.com 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. 

 

Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favourable 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. 

 

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: https://ism.ku.dk/  

 

Related URLs:  

Cosmic DAWN Center

Niels Bohr Institute

DTU Space

 

The deadline for applications is 10 December 2018, 23:59 GMT+1.

 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. 

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 


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