Niels Bohr Institute at Faculty of Science, the University of Copenhagen are seeking for a specialist with experience in rapid response observations of astrophysical transients. This is a research support position related to the HEAVYMETAL project within the Cosmic Dawn Center.
The position is open for six-years from 15 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate should also have a good understanding of the physics of astrophysical transient events and have demonstrated ability to organise a rapid-response follow-up campaign, ideally, but not exclusively as part of a large scientific collaboration. The post may also include performance of other related duties.
Responsibilities To assist with the organisation of the follow-up of transient celestial phenomena, with a focus on gravitational wave events, and to help with the administration of the research group.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a PhD in astrophysics with a decade or more of experience in ground-based follow-up campaigns including triggering major telescope facilities, rapidly reducing data, and writing astronomical circulars.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Terms of employment The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Employment will be as academic officer/academic employee. The salary is based on seniority. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The working time are 37 hours per week on average. The working hours are flexible.
The application must be submitted electronically and in English by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The deadline for applications is 25 September 2023, 23:59 GMT +2 .
The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background.
Further questions Any questions about the position may be directed to the HEAVYMETAL project lead, Darach Watson, email [email protected].
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