Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astronomy

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    Stockholm University
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    01/12/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Sweden › Stockholm


RefNo. SU FV-3410-20

at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 1 December 2020.

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are Galaxies, Supernovae, Computational astrophysics, Solar physics, and Planet and star formation. The institute invites applications of the position of a Postdoctoral Fellow in extragalactic astronomy. Stockholm University has access to a range of facilities including ESO, LSST, and NOT membership, and the Galaxies group leads several major research campaigns with the Hubble Space Telescope and ESO/VLT.

Project description

The position will be to work on spectroscopy of a large sample of galaxies in the early universe, and is coupled to a recently-awarded ‘Large Programme’ with ESO/VLT.

Main responsibilities

The position involves reduction and analysis of optical spectra obtained from the FLAMES instrument at VLT.

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 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, special attention will be given to research skills. Expertise with optical multi-object spectrographs will be a strong advantage.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date in summer 2021 or as per agreement.

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 Matthew Hayes, telephone: +46 8 5535 8521, matthew@astro.su.se.

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (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 2–3 references
  • 3 letters of recommendation to be sent separately to fv-3410-20.refletters@astro.su.se

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
  • – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
  • – why and how you wish to complete the project
  • – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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