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|Postdoctoral position in observational astrophysics at Uppsala University, Sweden||Closing date: 2022-04-29
Contact: Andreas Korn
|The postdoctor is expected to develop software in the framework of two large European research projects: ChETEC-INFRA, a network for nuclear astrophysics and ELT/ANDES (previously ELT/HIRES), the high-resolution spectrograph for ESO's Extremely Large Telescope. In both projects, data-analysis systems (DAS) are to be developed and implemented which are capable of determining different astrophysical parameters from high-resolution stellar spectra. Pipelines of this sort already exist, but need to be adapted to meet the specific scientific requirements of the above-mentioned projects. |
|Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden?s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.
The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The Department is located in the Ångström Laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in leading national and international research projects, access to experimental and computing infrastructures, opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. For more information, please visit http://www.physics.uu.se
The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational astrophysics. The position is hosted by the Astronomy and Space Physics division.
The postdoctor is expected to develop software in the framework of two large European research projects: ChETEC-INFRA, a network for nuclear astrophysics (https://www.chetec-infra.eu/) and ELT/ANDES (previously ELT/HIRES), the high-resolution spectrograph for ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (https://elt.eso.org/instrument/HIRES/). In both projects, data-analysis systems (DAS) are to be developed and implemented which are capable of determining different astrophysical parameters from high-resolution stellar spectra. Pipelines of this sort already exist, but need to be adapted to meet the specific scientific requirements of the above-mentioned projects. The pipeline for ChETEC-INFRA is to be applied to various spectroscopic data sets within the time frame of the employment.
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree, in Physics, Astronomy or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Solid knowledge of Python is required, as is proficiency in written and spoken English. The successful applicant needs to be capable of leading the development work in an international, geographically distributed team.
Experience from previous work on high-resolution stellar spectroscopy and analysis pipelines will be considered a merit. A proficiency test may be done in the recruitment process.
Your application should contain a letter describing yourself and your qualifications and research interests (max 2 pages).It should also contain a CV including contact information for at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone number), a copy of your PhD degree certificate, and a complete publication list. Personal circumstancesthat may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV. The application should be written in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University?s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
About the employment
Temporary employment for two years according to central collective agreement. Subject to the research projects? future funding, an extension of the employment by at most one year is possible. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date June 1st. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Andreas Korn, andreas.korn @ physics.uu.se; Nikolai Piskunov, nikolai.piskunov @ physics.uu.se.
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