Four PhD positions

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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: A PhD candidate position is available for work on supernovae and supernova remnants. The project can be observationally driven or leaning more toward modeling. We are studying supernovae with large radio arrays, and are running programs to study the early optical emission from supernovae and gravitational-wave counterparts. We have also obtained observations of supernova remnants with the ACA millimeter array and with HST. The underlying drive is to understand the physical processes in these objects. For additional information please contact Peter Lundqvist (

Galaxies: We seek a PhD candidate interested in working on an observational project in galaxy evolution, addressing questions on how star formation feedback affects the interstellar medium in galaxies, and its transparency to Lyman alpha and ionizing radiation.  We have obtained data on dwarf starburst galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope and the MUSE instrument on ESO/VLT. We are also involved in the construction of an instrument for the ELT and a PhD project on preparatory science is another opportunity. For additional information please contact Göran Östlin (

Exoplanets: We seek a PhD candidate to work on exoplanet characterization. Our team works with a range of exoplanet detection methods including direct imaging, where we are currently leading an ESO Large Program survey called BEAST, which is performed with the SPHERE high-contrast instrument. The planetary objects detected in the survey will be amenable to spectroscopic and orbital characterization, which can be done with SPHERE itself as well as other facilities such as MUSE and near-future instrumentation in construction such as CRIRES+ and ERIS. For additional information please contact Markus Janson (

Stars: We seek PhD candidates to work on observational and/or theoretical stellar spectroscopy with million-star surveys of the Milky Way. We are part of large international survey teams that map the chemical composition, ages and dynamics of stars to study the formation history of the Galaxy, the physics of stars, and the origin of chemical elements. For additional information please contact Karin Lind (

Qualification requirements & Selection

Please see the official announcement text for information about qualification requirements & selection. General information about the PhD-programme can be obtained from the Director of Postgraduate studies, Jesper Sollerman (


The application system opens on the 10th of April and closes on the 1st of Aug 2019. Apply for the position through this system by clicking the "Apply" button at the bottom of the official announcement page. This page also contains the information on what materials to supply.

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: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Please use the online application system
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
SU FV-2035-19
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jesper Sollerman
PhD positions