4 Postdoc positions in Astrophysics, Denmark

    4 Postdoc positions in Astrophysics, Denmark

    4 Postdoc positions in Astrophysics, in the StarPlan section GLOBE Institute, at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 08, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)4
    Research AreaAstrophysics 
    Salary34,622 DKK / Month
    WorkplaceStarPlan section
    GLOBE Institute
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    The scientists we are looking for are highly motivated and enthusiastic and have the following competencies and experience:
    Essential experience and skills:

    • You have a PhD in Astrophysics
    • You are highly experienced in theoretical models of planet formation or orbital evolution
    • You have an active interest in terrestrial planet formation or exoplanets
    • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
    • Excellent English skills written and spoken.


    • A high motivation for collaborative work within and outside of the group
    • Past experience in research related to the pebble accretion model for planetary formation
    • Past experience developing tools for the orbital evolution of planetary systems.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    As a postdoc in the Planet Formation Group you will perform independent research projects under the supervision of Anders Johansen. We strive to have an inclusive and creative atmosphere through weekly group meetings and collaborations with other postdocs and PhD students in the group as well as outside collaborators from other groups. You will run numerical simulations of the formation of planets and the orbital evolution of planetary systems. The results will be presented at group meetings and section meetings where you will get feedback from researchers with a wide range of backgrounds.

    How to Apply?

    • Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ above
    • Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format

    Documents Required

    • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
    • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
    • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
    • List of publications.

    About Research project

    The research group of Anders Johansen focuses on theoretical models of planet formation. We use computer simulations to understand how dust in protoplanetary discs around young stars grows to planetesimals and how these planetesimals continue to grow to fully formed planets. The group currently hosts six postdocs and six PhD students. Our work is linked to the larger StarPlan environment at the GLOBE Institute and the Niels Bohr Institute, with strong interdisciplinary ties with researchers in cosmochemistry and star formation.


    • Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,622 DKK / approx. 4,656 Euro (February 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
    • Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).


    Anders Johansen
    Email: anders.johansen@sund.ku.dk.   

    Official advertisement

    Postdoc in Astrophysics at GLOBE Institute (4 positions)

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 9th, 2021 (GMT+9)