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Deadline: 2017-07-31
Location: Ajdovscina, Slovenia

Postdoctoral Researcher/Assistant Professor in astrophysical transients, Ajdovscina, Slovenia

The Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology (CAC) of the University of Nova Gorica invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Assistant Professor position in observational and/or computational astrophysics of transients.

The CAC of the University of Nova Gorica is active in the research fields of astrophysics and astroparticle physics with focus on studies of high-energy transients (gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events), dark matter searches, ultra high-energy cosmic rays and gamma-ray data (more info at: http://www.ung.si/en/research/cac/). The CAC actively participates in several large international collaborations, including Gaia, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Fermi LAT, Cherenkov Telescope Array, and Pierre Auger Observatory. The CAC is benefiting also from the proximity of several institutions with strong expertise in high-energy astrophysics and/or astroparticle physics such as SISSA, ICTP, INFN and INAF in Trieste.

Successful applicant is expected to collaborate with Prof. Dr. Andreja Gomboc in the study of gamma ray bursts and/or tidal disruption events and to become involved (if not already a member) in relevant international collaborations. The position may also include teaching duties in the fields of physics and astronomy at graduate and/or undergraduate level.

Start date: as soon as possible in 2017.
The position is for 1 year, with possibility of extension.

The candidate must have a PhD degree.

Interested candidates should send their CV, list of publications, and motivation letter with short summary of research interests to tea.stibilj[AT]ung.si, no later than July 31st, 2017 (an application sent by email should be a single file in pdf format). They should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same address.

Informal enquiries before application are very welcome (for research related questions please contact andreja.gomboc[AT]ung.si).

As an equal opportunity employer the University of Nova Gorica encourages applications from proposers of all nationalities, underrepresented minorities, and especially those from women.