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One post-doctoral position at Nicolaus Copernicus University (Torun, Poland) on Star-Forming Regions in the Outer Galaxy

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Jue, 11/10/2018
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Vie, 23/11/2018


The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, invites applications for a 3-year post-doctoral research fellow 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.

Post-doc Cold gas reservoir and chemical complexity of star-forming regions. 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.

All interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a cover letter outlining their research interests and motivation to join the project, and arrange for up to three letters of reference. Applications received before November 23, 2018 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Please send questions regarding the post, applications and reference letters to: The appointments are expected to start on February 1, 2019, but a later date may be negotiated.