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Opportunities Theoretical and GW Astrophysics NBIA Copenhagen

Nov 22, 2022

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for postdoctoral fellowships and assistant professorships at the interface between theoretical astrophysics and gravitational wave astrophysics. Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed for a period of 3 years whereas Assistant Professors will be appointed for 5 years. The preferred starting date for these positions will be the fall of 2023. Interested individuals are encouraged to upload all material before December 15th, 2022. The search may possibly continue beyond that date.

Interested individuals are invited to express their interest via this website indicating in their cover letters whether they are interested in the Postdoctoral Fellow or Assistant Professor position. Exceptionally qualified individuals at the Postdoctoral Fellow level will be considered for the Assistant Professor appointment.

These hires are part of a vigorous expansion at the Niels Bohr International Academy into the field of Gravitational Physics, bringing together a number of scientists from several areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics in order to address some of the most burning questions related to gravity. The astrophysics group at Niels Bohr International Academy working in these subjects includes Johan Samsing, Daniel D’Orazio and Martin Pessah. The full Gravity Group at Niels Bohr International Academy has around 40 researchers from junior to senior levels, and a very active and dynamic program of visitors, workshops, conferences, PhD-schools, seminars, and informal group meetings.

Group members have exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a general-purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, a GPU cluster, a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers. Assistant professors and postdoctoral candidates have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings. The position also includes a generous research and travel budget.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Assistant Professors at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes all qualified individuals regardless of personal background.

For any inquiries, kindly send an email to  nbia(at), with email subject "Assistant Professorships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, UCPH-NBIA-GWASTRO [#23185]."

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