Three PhD positions open at Stockholm University, Department of Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University invites applications for three PhD-student positions.  

Reference: SU FV-3785-17.
Deadline January 15, 2018.

The department consists of 15 faculty staff,  ~20 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and ~30 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.

The department invites applications in the following three research areas:

* Galaxy formation and evolution.

A PhD candidate is sought for primarily observational projects concerning galaxy formation and evolution.  Projects may include studies of strongly star-forming galaxies or ultra-diffuse galaxies/low-surface brightness galaxies.  Facilities include the Hubble Space Telescope or ESO's Very Large Telescope (contact Dr. Hayes for more information).

* Supernovae.

We seek a PhD student interested in working with the new Zwicky Transient Facility to find new young supernovae. The project is mainly observational with the main focus on core-collapse explosions (contact Prof. Sollerman for more information).


* Solar Physics

We announce a PhD position to study the physics of active regions and flares in the solar chromosphere. This project involves modelling of high resolution spectropolarimetric observations acquired with the CRISP and CHROMIS instruments at the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST). The selected candidate will compute and analyze empirical 3D models from these observations using data inversion techniques. Contact Dr. de la Cruz Rodriguez for more information.

To be accepted for the PhD programme, the applicant must have an advanced level (e.g. a Masters) University degree in Astronomy or Physics. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination, with equal opportunities for all.
To apply for this position, please use the Stockholm University web-based application form in English (click here). The application should comprise, in PDF format: a cover letter (1 page), curriculum vitae, and statement of relevant scientific expertise/interest. The applicant should ensure that two reference letters are submitted by email to by the closing date.

Included Benefits: 

The positions include full Swedish social benefits such as medical insurance and parental leave.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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