Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy Evolution at Chalmers University of Technology

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in nanotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. This position is available for two years in the first instance. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before December 08, 2018.

The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is hosting two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

Information about the research

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the study of galaxy formation and evolution at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The starting data is flexible, though preferably spring/summer 2019. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Kirsten K. Knudsen. The research is on high-redshift starburst/AGN and galaxy formation and evolution with focus on observational studies using mm-wave/radio instruments such as ALMA, JVLA, APEX, and IRAM PdBI. The successful applicant will work mainly at Onsala Space Observatory, where Chalmers hosts the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which is also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your research in the research team of Kirsten Knudsen. The position also includes some possibility for involvement in supervising master’s and/or PhD students. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


The application should have a PhD, preferably in astronomy, by the start of the appointment. A succsseful candidate should demonstrate good potential for research in extragalactic astronomy and the topic of galaxy formation and evolution. Experience in mm/submm/radio interferometry would be an asset. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If you do not speak Swedish, we strongly encourage you to learn the language. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190619 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

- 2-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications. The statements should also describe your previous research and main research results, as well as future goals and research focus.

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 8th of December 2018

Prof. Kirsten Knudsen

+46 31-772 5526 or 031 772 6355


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