The successful applicant will lead and be engaged in multiple active projects concerning the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, and environments of exotic transients, including but not limited to superluminous supernovae.
The group is currently actively involved in the identification, follow-up and analysis of interesting transients in the Zwicky Transient Facility, as well as preparing for participation in the next-generation Legacy Survey of Space and Time at Rubin Observatory. We are also members of the ePESSTO+ and ENGRAVE collaborations. Desirable skills include general familiarity with analysis of optical/UV/IR imaging and spectroscopy; experience working with time-domain surveys; and/or a background in simulations or modeling of transients. There will also be opportunities to interact and collaborate with the wider supernova research community at both the Department and the larger Oskar Klein Centre.
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.
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.