Applications are invited for a PhD position on the topic of galaxy formation and evolution at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology.
The successful candidate will work with Dr. Kirsten K. Knudsen on projects focused on the evolution of quasar host galaxies and their role in the evolution of massive galaxies. The project will include working with radio and mm wavelength observations aimed at investigating starbursts in the host galaxies.
The PhD student position is limited to five years and will normally include 20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.
The successful applicant will work in the radio astronomy and astrophysics group, which is situated at the Onsala Space Observatory. The Observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center. The research topics of the radio astronomy and astrophysics group range from galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy clusters to Galactic star formation and evolved stars.
A required background is a MSc in astronomy or physics. Experience with the topic of galaxy formation and evolution, or radio or mm interferometry would be an asset.
The application deadline is April 15th, 2013. The application should be marked Ref 20130046, written in English, and include CV, publications list, and statement of research interests. Further details as well as the electronic submission form can be found at http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?RMURL=VacDetail%2Easpx%3FCommAdSeqNo%3D1185 . The applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation send directly to Dr. Kirsten Knudsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.