Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD student position in extragalactic astronomy at Uppsala University, under the supervision of Associate Professor Erik Zackrisson. The PhD project is expected to focus on the study of high-redshift galaxies with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (scheduled for launch in 2019). The project is expected to involve both data analysis and numerical modelling. The starting date is September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Uppsala University is the oldest University in the Nordic countries. Many Uppsala researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.
This position requires a university degree in Astronomy or Physics at an advanced level (e.g. a MSc degree) completed by the time of employment. Good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement as well as the capacity to work both independently and in a team. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff, and women are especially invited to apply for this position.
The position as PhD student comes with a monthly salary and is limited to four years of full-time studies, or up to five years if departmental work (teaching or administration) is included. More information about the position and PhD studies at Uppsala University can be found in the detailed announcement (see link under Related URLs).
Applications should be submitted via the on-line application system, following the link given in the detailed announcement. Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of university grades, certificates and diplomas, BSc/MSc thesis (or drafts thereof), reference letters and other documents which the applicant wishes to provide. In any correspondence, please use the reference number UFV-PA 2018/564.