PhD position in the study of evolved stars

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applicants for a PhD position on the study of the extended atmospheres of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The candidate will investigate the processes that create and shape these atmospheres (such as strong convective motions, stellar pulsations, and magnetic fields), and that ultimately lead to the high mass-loss rates experienced by AGB stars. The study will rely on observations of continuum and molecular-line emission acquired mainly at radio and millimeter wavelengths using state-of-the-art interferometers (ALMA and the VLA), but also at shorter wavelengths using the Very Large Telescope. The work will consist of direct analysis of the observations and of theoretical modelling, with the exact balance defined by the preference of the successful applicant.

The PhD student will lead the work in close collaboration with Theo Khouri and Wouter Vlemmings and other members of the evolved stars group. The research will be carried out both at the main campus of the Chalmers University of Technology in Johanneberg (Gothenburg) and at the Onsala Space Observatory.

More information about the position can be found via the application page:

The application deadline is 2021-09-24. Applications should be uploaded via the above link.

Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, October 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Chalmers University of Technology
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