DAWN Postdoctoral Fellowship

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The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) invites applications for the DAWN Fellowship. The fellowships are intended for outstanding early career scientists whose research falls within DAWN’s research themes: high-redshift galaxy evolution, epoch of re-ionization, first stars and galaxies, dust and ISM in the early universe and dark matter. DAWN Fellows are expected to pursue their own independent, cutting edge research programs, either in theory or observations.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
As a DAWN Fellow you are expected to carry out world-class research, and to collaborate with DAWN scientists at DTU Space and the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), as well as our international institutes associated with DAWN.

You must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DAWN is a new Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), and is located at the DTU Space department of the Technical University of Denmark and the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen. In addition, the center has a number of associate members at major research institutes across Europe, North America, and Australia. DAWN brings together experts in all aspects of early Universe galaxy evolution and is deeply involved in major existing and upcoming surveys with e.g. HST, ALMA, Greenland Telescope, Euclid, and JWST, as well as cosmological and zoom in simulations. For more information on the Center's activities and researchers, please see http://dawn.nbi.ku.dk/.  

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is three years.

The employment is scheduled to start in the fall of 2021 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. Applicants may also be considered for other post-doctoral positions at the Cosmic DAWN Center.

DAWN Fellows receive support for computing, travel and publication expenses.Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favourable 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 and living in Copenhagen: http://ism.ku.dk

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate. Professor Thomas Greve, (tgreve@space.dtu.dk) and Associate. Professor. Georgios Magdis (geoma@space.dtu.dk). 


You can read more about the Cosmic Dawn Center at www.dawn.nbi.ku.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 February 2021 (Danish time). Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews shortly thereafter. 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Research statement that describe research interests, future plans and relevant technical expertise. Should not exceed 3 pages (text, figures, and references included with a font size no smaller than 11pt Times New Roman (or equivalent).

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Space has about 185 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astrophysics. In the Astrophysics and Atmospheric Division, current focus areas cover large-scale structure of the universe, physics of compact objects, space weather, upper atmosphere physics and cosmo-climatology as well as development of instrumentation, in particular high-energy instrumentation, i.e. X- and gamma ray detectors and -optics.

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