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Researcher (postdoc) in Astronomy

The observational and theoretical astrophysics group at Lund Observatory is engaged in on-going and future European space missions, e.g., Gaia and PLATO, as well as in ground-based studies of the Milky Way as a Galaxy, e.g. Gaia-ESO Survey and 4MOST. Recently we have strengthened our ties to the astrophysics group at the University of Surrey, where we started to explore the link between Milky Way observations and cosmological simulations of galaxy formation.

The applicant should, at the start of the contract, hold a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field, and is expected to work in the interface between Milky Way observations and galaxy simulations. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to work closely with both researchers at Lund Observatory as well as University of Surrey.

The starting date is flexible, but preferably not later than October 2016. The position is initially available for two years.

Candidates should apply via the online application system, where all instructions are available. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016. Names and contact information for three persons willing to give references should also be supplied. All applications and reference letters need to be submitted using the online application system at:

Applicants are encouraged to address initial informal enquiries about this post to either Prof. Sofia Feltzing ( or Dr. Oscar Agertz (

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Last updated: 2015, December 9

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