Two PhD positions at Lund Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Lund University
Department Name: 
Lund Observatory
Job Announcement Text: 

Lund Observatory announces two PhD positions within astronomy and astrophysics. The PhD students will work within the subjects:

(1) The PhD student will work on the analysis and interpretation of observations of exoplanets using high resolution ground-based spectroscopy. The student will work with data obtained from state-of-the- art spectrographs such as HARPS, ESPRESSO and others, and use models to constrain the physical, chemical and thermal structure characteristics of exoplanet atmospheres. This project will be focussed on short period giant and sub-giant exoplanets, while preparing for observations of smaller rocky planets in the era of the ELT. The PhD supervisor will be Jens Hoeijmakers who will join Lund Observatory as an Assistant Professor in 2020.

(2) The PhD student will work on models of the formation of giant planets. The student will use the code PLANETESYS, developed in the research team of Anders Johansen, to consider the destruction, growth and sedimentation of dust in the gas envelope of a growing protoplanet. The goal of the thesis project is to understand how the evolution of dust affects the opacity and convective dynamics in the gas envelopes of growing planets. The PhD supervisor will be Professor Anders Johansen.

In addition to working on the topics listed above, the students will work within the inspiring environment at Lund Observatory, which currently hosts 45 scientific staff, including postdocs and 15 PhD students.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interest. The application should also include the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two persons who have agreed to serve as a reference for the applicant. Note that reference letters should not be sent to us in connection with the application; we will contact the reference persons when required.

Applications should be submitted electronically - please follow the link below.

Included Benefits: 

All employees in Sweden and at Lund University enjoy full access to the national health care system. The position includes 5 weeks paid annual leave. For employees with small children there are extra possibilities of leave and there are state provided daycare facilities.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Anders Johansen
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Anders Johansen and Jens Hoeijmakers