at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 07 June 2022.

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are Solar Physics, Galaxies, Supernovae, Computational astrophysics and Planet and star formation. The Institute for Solar Physics (ISP) at the Department of Astronomy invites applications to a postdoc position in solar physics.

Project description
The ISP operates the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) on La Palma, which is currently one of the leading solar telescopes in the world. The main research areas at ISP are observations with SST and other telescopes with a focus on analysis using non-LTE inversions, and theoretical studies focussing on radiation-MHD simulations and non-LTE radiative transfer.

Main responsibilities
The position mainly involves research. Up to 5 % of the time may be assigned to outreach activities at the Department of Astronomy, such as hosting telescope shows. 

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for a postdoctoctoral fellow that works in one of those two areas described above under section "project description". People with experience and interest in non-LTE radiative transfer including adaptive mesh refinement are especially encouraged to apply.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the director of the Institute for Solar Physics, Professor Jorrit Leenaarts, telephone: +46 8 5537 8550,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to: 
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 07/06/2022