Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrophysics

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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2020

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Application Deadline: 21/04/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
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    University of Iceland

  • DEPARTMENT
    Division of Human Resources

  • ORGANISATION TYPE
    Higher Education Institute

  • WEBSITE
    http://www.hi.is

  • E-MAIL
    jzavala@hi.is

  • COUNTRY
    Iceland

  • CITY
    Reykjavík

  • POSTAL CODE
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    Sæmundargata 6

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Iceland

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsOther

  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/04/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens


  • LOCATION
    Iceland › Reykjavik

  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary

  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time

  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/08/2020

The Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Iceland invites applications for one postdoctoral research position in dark matter astrophysics. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr. Jesús Zavala Franco, working on exploring the nature of dark matter with Near-Field cosmology within a generalized framework of galaxy formation and evolution (ETHOS). Such framework includes the impact of allowed non-gravitational dark matter interactions within cosmological hydrodynamical simulations. This project is funded by a grant given by the Icelandic Research Fund, and has the overarching objective of finding clues of new dark matter physics in the properties of galaxies across time.

 


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The appointment is for two years starting in the fall of 2020.

In addition to offering a competitive salary, there will be a budget for travel expenses to attend conferences and make research visits.

For further information, please contact Jesús Zavala Franco Associate Professor at jzavala@hi.is .

Please include a cover letter, which states your interest in the project, and what makes you qualified for the position. The application must also include: i) a CV with publication list, ii) certificates of education (MSc and PhD degree), iii) three letters of recommendation and information on how to contact referrals.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be notified of the employment decision when a decision has been made. Applications will be valid for six months from the end of the application deadline.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy .

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences employs approximately 360 people in academic positions. The School offers an international working environment, with the number of international employees and students increasing each year. Currently about quarter of all employees and graduate students are international. There are around 2900 students at the School, divided into six faculties, including approximately 350 MS students and 150 doctoral students. Research institutes at the School are the Science Institute that divides into the Institute of Earth Sciences and Institute of Physical Sciences, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Research Institute and the Institute for Sustainability Studies which is an interdisciplinary institute and belongs to the five schools of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching, research and science institute in Iceland and is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.

More information about the University of Iceland can be found here


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  • Suitable candidates must hold a PhD in Physics or Astronomy.
    • Those applicants that do not have yet a PhD degree but are expected to finish it by the Fall of 2020, will be considered for the position, on the condition that proof of the degree is provided in due time.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the particle nature of dark matter, its connections to cosmology and the formation and evolution of galaxies.
  • Good cooperative and social skills, ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.


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