Institution: Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics
Position: Research Adjunct
The Field of Physical Sciences - Astronomy,
Keywords: Young stellar objects, Star formation, molecular spectroscopy
Description (field, expectations, comments):
The competition is open to persons who meet the conditions set out in Article 113 of the Act of 20 July 2018 - Law on higher education and science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668) and the following qualification criteria:
The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, invites applications for a 3-year post-doctoral candidate in studies of star-forming regions in the Outer Galaxy. The aim is to characterize gas and dust properties of star-forming regions in a variety of environments within our Galaxy and to create a ‘template' to interpret emission from star-forming regions in more distant, younger galaxies. The post involves working on the project funded by the Foundation for Polish Science within the First TEAM program awarded to Dr. Agata Karska in the Torun Center for Astronomy. The project is supported and will be carried out in a close collaboration with researchers from University of Copenhagen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Space Telescope Science Institute.
The candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in physics or astronomy, or in a related field awarded not earlier than in 2013, and good knowledge of written and spoken English. Motivation to work in a young, developing research team and to co-advise undergraduate and Master level students will be welcomed. Prior experience with interferometer data will be a strong asset. The gross salary is 15000 PLN (3500 euro) / month for 3 years. Multiple options for additional funding are in place for strongly motivated young researchers in Poland.
Additional information: Applications received before November 23, 2018 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Please send all applications and reference letters to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The appointments are expected to start on February 1, 2019, but a later date may be negotiated. NCU declares the right not to choose any candidate. The application should refer to WFAiIS-3/CA/2018