University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr International Academy

466 23185
Fellowship ID:UCPH-NBIA-GWASTRO2023 [#23185]
Fellowship Title: Assistant Professorship and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Gravitational Wave Sources
Astrophysics / Computational Astrophysics, Astrophysics, Black holes, Gravitational Waves, Numerical Simulations, Planet formation, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/05, finished 2023/06/17)

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Assistant Professorships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics


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, that within three years has grown to include more than 40 researchers from junior to senior levels working on varies topics related to gravity, black holes and gravitational waves. From this has emerged a highly active, inspirational and diverse research environment, that further includes regular visitors, workshops, conferences, PhD-schools, seminars, and informal group meetings.

Candidates applying for the positions advertised here will be joining the gravitational astrophysics initiative that is working on the defining questions of the new era of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, namely how and where black hole binaries form in our Universe, and how we can infer their origin from the observation of gravitational waves. More information can be found on this website: Gravitational Astrophysics Website

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, with email subject "Assistant Professorships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, UCPH-NBIA-GWASTRO [#23185]." 

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The Niels Bohr International Academy
The Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen, 2100