Applications are invited for a PhD position or positions at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of Prof. Jonathan C. Tan’s research group within the Astronomy and Plasma Physics Division, hosted within the Department of Space, Earth and Environment.
Tan's group has a broad range of research activities in galaxy, star and planet formation, including both theoretical and observational programs. Thus, a wide scope of possible Ph.D. projects are available, depending on the interests of the candidate. See http://cosmicorigins.space/tan for more information about the research group. There are also close connections to the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). In addition, Tan has established the Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO) and its partnership with the Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins (VICO), hosted by the University of Virginia. PhD students will be expected to have active involvement in these initiatives, including opportunities of exchange visits to Univ. of Virginia.
A successful candidate will have a M.Sc. in physics or astronomy. Research and computing experience is desirable. Expected duration of the PhD is 4 years, but may vary, up to 5 years, depending on circumstances of the candidate.