Postdoctoral position in VLBI-modeling, Odense, Denmark

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Deadline:  2024-01-23

Location:  Odense, Denmark

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applicants for a two-year postdoc in the field of Radio Very-Long-Baseline-Interferometric (VLBI) modelling in the group of Associate Professor Roman Gold.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy and health.

The postdoc position is placed in the Section for Physics. The candidate will be part of a stimulating research environment that includes research groups focusing on black holes, classical and quantum gravity, cosmology, dark matter and astroparticle physics.

This position is part of the EU-InfraTech grant “RADIOBLOCKS” involving a large network with 30+ partner institutions from which the candidate will benefit.
This position is devoted to the development of new, publically available software packages to handle the VLBI data challenges of the future.

The two-year project therefore has a strong focus on VLBI modelling and Bayesian methods in python. Expertise in these areas is therefore a must. Additional expertise that overlaps with the research of the group (Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Neutron Stars) is beneficial, but not mandatory. The postdoc can also work on other projects, provided that progress on the main project remains satisfactory.

Duration: Two years. The start date is as early as possible in 2024. An extension by a third year may be possible subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

Contact: Associate Professor Roman Gold gold[AT]

Deadline: 23 January 2024.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
* A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
* A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply now”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF format. You should upload two files: A motivated application and CV, as well as other documents for assessment.