University Research Fellow Position In Observational Astrophysics

University of Turku

Turku, Finland

Tuorla Observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences announces a University Research Fellow position in observational astrophysics. The position is permanent and filled starting from 1.8.2017 or another date to be agreed upon.

Job description

We seek individuals whose research will strengthen the current research activities in the priority areas of Tuorla Observatory that include supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars and both stellar mass and supermassive black holes. The researcher is expected to participate in teaching of the basic-and advanced-level courses in both astronomy and physics as well as to supervise undergraduate and graduate students.


Candidates applying for the post of university research fellow should have a PhD in astronomy or physics or a related field, a proven record of scientific research in observational astrophysics and necessary teaching skills. Experience of using international large observing facilities such as the ones offered by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and/or the European Space Agency (ESA) is an advantage.In addition, the ability to obtain supplementary research funding is required. When assessing the merits of the applicants, special emphasis will be put on international research activities and evidence of international collaboration.

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