Up to two positions will be available for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on transient and multimessenger astrophysics and cosmology. Funded primarily by a Swedish Research Council Research Environment grant (GREAT; www.great.cosmoparticle.com) awarded Ariel Goobar, Hiranya Peiris, Stephan Rosswog and Jesper Sollerman. The positions are focussed on our involvement in the Zwicky Transient Facility at the Palomar observatory and related collaborations.
The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.
The positions involve original research on electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave signals originating from mergers of compact objects, multimessenger astrophysics and time-domain cosmology. The latter focuses on studies of fundamental physics and cosmological parameters using both kilonovae and supernovae, as well as gravitational lensing of transients. Opportunities will be available to develop and apply novel pipelines to analyse large datasets from ZTF and follow-up facilities.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, computer simulations, statistics, programming, theoretical and numerical modelling. A suitable background is a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or related areas.