PhD Program in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Chalmers University of Technology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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: 

Several PhD positions are advertised as part of the Chalmers Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD Program. The overall range of topics spans from galaxy formation and evolution to ISM, star & planet formation, exoplanets and astrochemistry, from both observational and theoretical perspectives. This year there are opportunities to work with faculty supervisors Susanne Aalto, Kirsten Knusden, Carina Person, Jonathan Tan and Wouter Vlemmings within the Astronomy & Plasma Physics (AoP) Division. AoP has close connection to the Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) Division, both of which are hosted within the Department of Space, Earth and Environment (SEE) at Chalmers University of Technology. Physically, we are situated at both the OSO in Onsala and at the main Johanneberg campus in Gothenburg.

Local resources include access to substantial high-performance computing, as well as telescope access via OSO and membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). In particular, OSO hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC) node.

More information about specific PhD topics are given at the program website, below.

Starting dates are negotiable, depending on the particular project, but are expected to be during 2019. The successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) by the starting date. The starting salary for PhD positions is approximately 30,000 SEK per month. Expected duration is 4 years (max 5 years). A 10% salary increase is given following a successful licentiate defence, normally completed after 2 years.

The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is 5th December 2018.

Included Benefits: 

The positions come with generous fringe benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits, eligibility for parental leave, etc.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
PhD Selection Committee, via Electronic Submission
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Jonathan C. Tan, on behalf of selection committee
Chalmers Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD Program