PhD student position in Astronomy at Chalmers

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Space, Earth and Environment
Västra Götaland
Job Announcement Text: 

We are looking for a motivated and analytical PhD candidate who wants to dig into the details of how complex geometric and physical information can be derived from observations of molecules in space. You will have the opportunity to work on theoretical modeling closely connected to planned and ongoing space missions, supervised by associate professors E. Wirström and P. Bjerkeli.

Research project: Planning and interpretation of astronomical observations, in particular observations of the thin, gaseous exospheres of water associated with the icy Galilean moons of Jupiter, from ESAs JUICE mission. Work will involve implementing sophisticated 3D structures in non-LTE radiative transfer models to interpret spatially and spectrally resolved line profiles and emission in continuum with the goal to determine exosphere distribution and composition. Using data acquired with ALMA and JWST, there will also be opportunities to model emission from young star forming regions. 

Major responsibilities: To pursue your own doctoral studies to become an independent researcher. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position may also include teaching or other duties.
Position: 4 years full-time temporary employment starting in fall 2022, including course work corresponding to 1 year. To qualify you must have completed a MSc or equivalent degree in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, or scientific computing. Completed courses in astronomy, experience in programming (python, C++, Matlab), teaching, and science communication are considered assets.

Applications only accepted through Chalmers on-line application system. Deadline 15 May.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Starting salary at about 31000 SEK/month.
Included Benefits: 

Chalmers and Sweden offer highly competitive conditions and benefits, including social security, unemployment, and pension benefits. Note that most health care in Sweden is funded by taxes, so there is no need for medical insurance. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits.
Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Eva Wirström
Associate Professor
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PhD position in Astronomy