Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD student position in stellar and planetary astrophysics, under the supervision of Ulrike Heiter and Oleg Kochukhov. The PhD project is expected to focus on the study of high-resolution spectra of cool stars (M dwarfs) with and without planets at infrared wavelengths. The work will be done in preparation of the future PLATO mission by ESA, which aims at the detection of terrestrial exoplanets from photometric transits. The project is expected to involve both data analysis and numerical modelling.
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. The applicant must be eligible for studies at the graduate level at Uppsala University. Women are especially invited to apply for this position. Employment as a PhD student is for four years. 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 2018/801.
Medical insurance is included in the position.
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