Postdoctoral Fellow in Supernova Theory

Ref. No. SU FV-4299-18
Closing date: 21/01/2019

at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

The supernova group in the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University (along with others in the Oskar Klein Centre) is one of the strongest in Europe with over 30 active researchers studying various aspects of from the explosion itself, the electromagnetic and neutrino signals, and the astrophysical and cosmological implications.

Project description
We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of core-collapse supernova theory. This position will be in collaboration with Dr. Evan O’Connor and the supernova group at Stockholm University. The project will focus on numerical simulations of the central engine and the astrophysical consequences of the resulting explosions.

Main responsibilities
The position will see the successful applicant joining our group effort of modeling the core-collapse supernova central engine and the explosions that follow with state-of-the-art multidimensional hydrodynamic and neutrino transport software. The position will also afford the possibility to interact with the extensive theoretical and observational supernovae groups, other computational astrophysics groups, and the larger astronomy and physics community at Stockholm University and the Oskar Klein Centre.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed preferably no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, attention will be given to research skills surrounding the area of computational astrophysics including previous experience with high performance computing, parallel computing, hydrodynamics, and neutrinos, but all candidates with an interest in the theoretical aspects of supernovae and their astrophysical consequences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension after mutual agreement and availability of funds. Start date in mid-2019, or as agreed upon by the parties.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Evan O’Connor,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research statement (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – past research and research plan, including what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • List of publications.

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 21/01/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Friday January 18th, 2019