Group leader in gravitational physics: the Niels Bohr-Villum Fellow, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Deadline:  2021-11-15

Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark

The Niels Bohr International Academy at The Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for a Group Leader position, for a period of up to five (3+2) years, with preferred starting date in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. To receive full consideration, please upload the material requested below before the deadline.

This position is part of the Villum Investigator Grant “Illuminating the dark universe with gravitational waves” (IluGra) starting 2022 and until 2027, which addresses the physics of black holes, including black hole spectroscopy, black hole singularities and that of possible exotic compact objects. It includes the exploration of black holes as engines of discovery, including implications for dark matter physics.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with an outstanding CV, research plan and performance associated with strong-gravity research. A proven track record of research in one of these areas are essential prerequisites. The successful applicant will benefit from Ilugra generous support package for these Fellows, which includes, besides travel and equipment budgets, also funding for the hiring of a post-doctoral researcher and a PhD student for the duration of the grant.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or in related areas (Mathematics, Computer Science). The application should comprise a CV, a full list of publications, and an ambitious research plan illustrating hiring strategy for the postdoctoral and PhD positions. Applications will have to be submitted here,

before November 10th, 2021 for full consideration, but the search will remain open until the optimal candidate is found.

The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The Academy hosts a large number of international programs, including visitors, workshops, and PhD schools.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Copenhagen receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.

Application Materials Required: Submit the following items to complete your application:
– Cover letter
– Curriculum Vitae (max 4 pages)
– Research statement (max 4 pages)
– Publication list
– Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site)