Postdoc in Astrophysics

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a postdoc position in astrophysics commencing 01.09.2019. The position is available for a 3-year period.  
Description of the scientific environment  
The candidate will join the group of Lars Kristensen in the Section of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at the Niels Bohr Institute. The group focuses on understanding the chemistry and physics of star-forming regions, specifically by observing such regions at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths with telescopes such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA), and the SubMillimeter Array (SMA). These observations are coupled with radiative-transfer models to further understand and constrain the chemistry taking place in these regions.  
Project description  
As part of the large program ”Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey of the Cygnus X star-forming region” (PILS-Cygnus), the successsful candidate will work on obtaining inventories of Sulphur-bearing species toward ten protostars in the Cygnus X region. The candidate will quantify the role the external environment plays in setting the chemistry and couple this with laboratory experiments. Experience with radiative-transfer modeling and/or analysis of far-infrared/sub-mm data will be an advantage.  
Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Lars E. Kristensen (  
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 position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
- Cover letter  
- Curriculum vita  
- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
- Research plan – description of current and future research plans  
- Complete publication list  
- Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Lars E. Kristensen (  
The deadline for applications is 28 February 2019, 23:59 GMT + 1  
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  

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Lars Egstrøm Kristensen


Ansøgningsfrist: 28-02-2019
Ansættelsesdato: 01-09-2019
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Niels Bohr Institutet

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