Postdoc in Astrophysics/Cosmology

DARK Fellowships are postdoc positions for scientists intending to carry out independent research within the areas of interest to DARK. DARK Fellows are invited to work with faculty and junior professors at DARK and will have access to a range of international observing facilities, computing facilities, and an assortment of international collaborations. They are also encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centers in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, DTU Space, and Lund Observatory.

DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to background, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age. DARK strives to facilitate the progress of underrepresented groups in higher education careers and strongly encourages these candidates to apply.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, fundamental cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dustas well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Jens Hjorth, 

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The position is open from 1st September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. 

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. 
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include 

  • Cover letter (2 pages, which includes research interests/plan)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
  • Complete publication list

The deadline for application is 13 December 2022, 23:59 GMT + 1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. 

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held in January 2023. 


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Application deadline: 13-12-2022
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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