at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 15 May 2022.

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has about 80 employees and high international standing in many fields of astrophysics. We now seek a postdoctoral fellow whose expertise focuses on high-resolution stellar spectroscopy to assist the survey consortium with the preparation and operation of the 4MOST instrument.

Project description
The successful candidate will join a group with three PhD students and three postdoctoral fellows, jointly funded by the European Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Main responsibilities
Research in the area of stellar spectroscopy in the Milky Way in the group led by Karin Lind. The successful candidate will be a member of the 4MOST consortium and its infrastructure working groups. The main tasks are to develop and test spectrum analysis software for the Galactic analysis pipeline and provide support to the Galactic Project Scientist (Lind).

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. Applicants should also have demonstrated independence as researcher and have a strong publication record. The candidate should have a profile that combines experience with stellar surveys or spectroscopic analysis with programming in Python. Previous involvement in the 4MOST project is considered a bonus.

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 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 from the head of the research group, assistant professor Dr. Karin Lind,

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: 15/05/2022