PhD student position in stellar and planetary astrophysics
Sort on published: 2018-03-02
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 350 employees and 11 different divisions and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. Website: http://www.physics.uu.se
Duties/Project description: Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD student position in stellar and planetary astrophysics, under the supervision of Ulrike Heiter och Oleg Kochukhov. The PhD project is expected to focus on the study of high-resolution spectra of cool stars (M dwarfs) with and without planets at infrared wavelengths. The work will be done in preparation of the future PLATO mission by ESA, which aims at the detection of terrestrial exoplanets from photometric transits. The project is expected to involve both data analysis and numerical modelling. The starting date is September 1, 2018 or as mutually agreed. The position as PhD student is limited to four years of full-time studies, or up to five years if departmental work (teaching or administration) is included.
Requirements: This position requires a university degree in Astronomy or Physics at an advanced level (e.g. a MSc degree) completed by the time of employment. Good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement as well as the capacity to work both independently and in a team.
Application: Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of university grades, certificates and diplomas, BSc/MSc thesis (or drafts thereof), reference letters and other documents which the applicant wishes to provide.
Employment conditions: The PhD student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to her/his own research studies. Extension, up to a maximum of five years, is possible by including department duties at a level of at most 20%, typically teaching. The position is fully financed and the salary is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for studies at the graduate level at Uppsala University, according to the regulations found at http://regler.uu.se/document/?contentId=626054.
General information regarding PhD studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology, rules governing the enrolment as a doctoral student in The Higher Education Act and Higher Education Ordinance as well as the rules and regulations for doctoral students at Uppsala University can be found at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.
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. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff, and women are especially invited to apply for this position.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-09-2018, temporary position ending 30-08-2022.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please Contact
Please submit your application by 30 april 2018, UFV-PA 2018/801.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/801
Last application date: 2018-04-30