PhD positions in Reionization and Supernovae

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
AlbaNova Universitetscentrum
Job Announcement Text: 

The department of astronomy at Stockholm University invites applications for fully funded PhD positions in the following research areas:

Supernovae: We seek a PhD candidate that wants to work on observations of supernovae. We are invloved in international collaborations such as the Zwicky Transient Facility to find new transients, and ePESSTO to classify them. Further information can be obtained from Jesper Sollerman (

Reionization: We seek a PhD student to work on numerical modeling of the cosmic dawn and epoch of reionization in the early universe. We are involved in international collaborations such as LOFAR and the future Square Kilometre Array which attempt to detect the 21cm signal from these eras. Further information can be obtained from Garrelt Mellema (

The department consists of 15 faculty staff, ~20 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and ~25 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Qualification requirements & Selection

Please see the official advertisement for information about Qualification requirements & Selection. Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed. General information about the PhD-programme can be obtained from the Director of Postgraduate studies,


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button, see the link to instructions for applicants below.

Please provide the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data

  • Your highest degree

  • Your language skills

  • Contact details for 2 references. Please ask your referees to send in letters to the adress by the deadline, 5 November 2018

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses

  • Statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – which of the advertised projects you are primarily interested in
    – why you are interested in this project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question

  • Degree certificates (if already awarded), grades and possibly other documents supporting general and specific entry requirement compatibility (no more than 6 files)

  • Master thesis, or draft of thesis, or other independent theses/essays (no more than 3 files).

We welcome your application!

Included Benefits: 

PhD positions at Stockholm University are fixed term salaried positions with full social benefits, including generous parental leave conditions and subsidized childcare. The total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 5, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
SU FV-3285-18
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Jesper Sollerman or Garrelt Mellema
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