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DAWN fellowship at the Cosmic Dawn Center (Postdoc)

The Cosmic Dawn Centre (DAWN) invites applications for the DAWN Fellowships. The fellowships are intended for outstanding early career scientists whose research falls within DAWN’s research themes: high-redshift galaxy evolution, epoch of re-ionization, first stars and galaxies, dust and ISM in the early universe and dark matter. DAWN Fellows are expected to pursue their own independent, cutting edge research programs, either in theory or observations.  
 
DAWN is a new center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and is located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and at the Space division of the Danish Technical University (DTU-Space). In addition the center has a number of associate members at major research institutes across Europe, North America, and Australia. The center brings together experts in all aspects of early Universe galaxy evolution and is deeply involved in major existing and upcoming surveys with HST, ALMA, Euclid and JWST, as well as cosmological and zoom in simulations. 
For more information on the Center's activities and researchers, please see http://dawn.nbi.ku.dk/. 
 
Terms of salary, work, and employment 
The employment is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.
 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and remuneration follow the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 413,717 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 68,750). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
 
Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions and living in Copenhagen: http://ism.ku.dk. 
 
Dawn Fellowships are for three years.  
Applicants may also be considered for other postdoctoral positions at the Cosmic Dawn Center.  
 
DAWN Fellows receive support for computing, travel and publication expenses and are expected to collaborate with the international institutes associated with DAWN.  
 
Applications consist of a CV, a list of publications, and a brief  research statement that describes research interests, future plans and relevant technical experience, to be submitted here: http://www.dawn.dk/jobs. The research statement should not exceed 3 pages (text, figures and references included) with a font size no smaller than 11pt Times New Roman (or equivalent). The recommended format is 2 pages of text and 1 page of figures plus references  (figures can be included in  the text).
 
To apply 
Applications are submitted electronically, via the University of Copenhagen's central employment pages. Follow the directions for applying carefully. 
Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to cosmicdawnletters@gmail.com by the deadline.  
 
Applications received by 4 December 2017 will receive full consideration.  
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in early January. 
 
Selection of the successful candidates will be based on outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. We encourage applications from the best candidates irrespective of nationality, gender, or background. 
 
Included Benefits:  
Six weeks paid vacation and generous social benefits, including: pension, full health cover (also for family), paid sick leave, access to paid parental leave, etc. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk/ 
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Application deadline: 04-12-2017
Employment start: 01-03-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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