PhD student position in Astronomy or Space Physics
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.
The Division for Astronomy and Space Physics hosts about 30 scientists. We study the physics of stars and their environments, the evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy, fundamental processes, exoplanets, galaxies, and the early Universe. In collaboration with the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) we also study plasma around the Earth, plasma in the solar wind, comets and other bodies in the Solar System. Development of instrumentation for large telescopes and space probes is also an important activity within the division.
For more information on the research conducted in the division and for contact information please see: http://www.physics.uu.se/research/astronomy-and-space-physics/ and http://www.irfu.se/
Tasks: A PhD student should mainly focus on her/his own graduate education, which comprises of four years of study. The position can also include other departmental duties such as teaching (up to 20%), in which case the position will be extended accordingly. The PhD student will work on research projects in one or more of our research fields.
The PhD student is expected to engage actively in the activities of the division, i.e. seminars, scientific meetings, and workshops. She/he will be required to pass at least 60 hp (1 year full time study) PhD level courses. The student will also be encouraged to take part in the dissemination of research results through outreach.
Prerequisites: The PhD student shall have a Master of Science degree or equivalent in Astronomy, Space Physics, or Physics. Research experience in Astronomy or Space Physics is a merit. Excellent study grades, good communication skills and proficiency in English are expected.
The offer of employment requires that the holder is or will be accepted in to PhD program, and that the holder meets all the requirements of the PhD program and may be expected to perform sucessfully in the program.
Employment Period: The period of employment is 4 years with up to 1 year extension if engaged in departmental duties (typically teaching).
The rules governing the process of enrolment as a PhD student can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap 1-7 §§ and in the rules and regulations for Uppsala University http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/.
The science faculty rules, prerequisites, and information on PhD studies are found at
The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees and grades, contact information for at least two references. Copies of the applicant's Master thesis and research papers can be included if applicable.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Sweden has a generous welfare system that includes paid parental leave, affordable childcare and practically free medical care.
Pay: Local collective agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2017-06-01 or as soon as possible, as agreed upon.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact
Bengt Edvardsson, phone: +46 18 471 5983, email: Bengt.Edvardsson@physics.uu.se
You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 2 2017, UFV-PA 2017/1188.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1188
Last application date: 2017-05-02