PhD position(s) in galaxy, star and/or planet formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment
City: 
Gothenburg
State/Province: 
Västra Götaland
Country: 
Sweden
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Included Benefits: 

Competitive salary (~30,000 SEK / month) is offered. Funds and opportunities for dissemination, networking, and international collaboration will be available. PhD students are eligible for social security benefits including health insurance, paid leave, retirement benefits, etc.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jonathan C. Tan
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment
City: 
Gothenburg
Country: 
Sweden
Email: 
jonathan.tan@chalmers.se
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jonathan C. Tan
Email: 
jonathan.tan@chalmers.se