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Postdoctoral positions at the Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

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DARK-Carlsberg Foundation Fellowships are independent postdoctoral positions focused on areas of interest to the Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK). Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK's areas of research include: theoretical and observational study of high-redshift galaxy evolution, quasars, black holes, supernovae, reionization, gamma-ray bursts, dark matter, dark energy, cosmic dust, clusters of galaxies and gravitational lensing.

Fellows pursue their own independent research programs in one of the areas related to DARK’s research themes. Fellowship positions are for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Experienced candidates who wish to be placed at the level of Assistant Professor should include in their 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.

We are also seeking a project postdoc to work with Associate Professor Lise Christensen’s project “Galaxy dwarf galaxies at high redshifts”. The project postdoc position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Selection of the successful candidates will be based on outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. We encourage applications from the best candidates irrespective of nationality, gender, or background.

Terms of salary, work, and employment
The employment is scheduled to start in the fall of 2016 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The basic salary is between DKK 33,000 and DKK 35,000 (4400/4700 €) per month; a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications. In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund or additional salary is added (17.1% of the salary).

Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable 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:

Applications are submitted electronically, via the University of Copenhagen's central employment pages. Follow the directions for applying carefully. Deadline: 20 November 2015.

Applications consist of:
•Research plan: statement that describes research interests and future plans; indicate if you are applying for a Fellowship, project postdoc position or both (max 3 pages)
•Current CV
•List of publications (refereed or on arkiv only)
•Names and contact info for 5 referees, uploaded in the Diploma field
•Teaching experience and interests (only for the Fellow/Assistant Professor level)

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to by the deadline.

All documents should be in PDF format. Please do NOT include individual publications in your application.

Applications received by 20 November 2015 will receive full consideration. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by mid-January, at the latest.

Questions about the Centre or applcation should be directed to Centre Director, Professor Jens Hjorth,, and Centre Coordinator, Michelle Cumming Løkkegaard,

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