Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology at Oslo

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Location:  Oslo, Norway

A postdoctoral fellowship in cosmology is open at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo. The fellowship period is 3 years. The position is available from 1st January, 2011 but can also be started later in 2011. Closing date for applications: 1 October, 2010.

Salary: NOK 448.200 – 510.000 depending on qualifications and seniority

Applications should be done electronically:


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has appointed the cosmology group of the Institute as an emerging top-tier research group. The participation in the European Space Agency’s flagship mission PLANCK and the ground based CMB polarization experiment QUIET, and a strong effort in fundamental cosmological theory, act as two foci for consolidating the group and developing it further to become one of Norway’s internationally most visible research groups in the physical sciences.

The position is connected to the project ”Cosmological Probes of Modified Gravity”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The successful applicant is expected to carry out research on cosmological structure formation within theories of gravity beyond General Relativity. The research will focus on both the linear and nonlinear regime of structure formation in the framework of scalar-tensor theories, vector-tensor theories and brane world models. It may involve testing these alternatives to dark energy using N-body simulations and/or lensing and/or the CMB and matter power spectra among others.