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|Ph.D. student position in the field of exoplanets ||Closing date: 2020-12-18
Contact: Carina Persson
|Applications are invited for a Ph.D. student position in the field of exoplanets at Chalmers University of Technology within the Astronomy and Plasma Physics Division of the Department of Space, Earth and Environment under the supervision of associate prof Carina Persson and prof Malcolm Fridlund.|
|The exoplanet group participates in several international collaborations and space missions such as CHEOPS, TESS, and the future PLATO mission. We combine transit light curves from space missions with follow-up observations from ground-based facilities to discover and characterise exoplanets. The objective is to address the diversity among exoplanets and to improve the understanding of exoplanet demographics, formation and evolution. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to influence the details of the research project.
Full-time temporary employment. Starting date is negotiable but is expected to be early-mid 2021.
We are looking for a self-motivated and highly qualified candidate with a keen interest in astrophysics, especially in exoplanets. To qualify as a Ph.D. student, you must have an MSc degree or equivalent in astrophysics, geophysics, scientific computing or physics. Experience with exoplanets, stars, observational techniques, computing skills including programming in one or more of the common languages in astronomy research, machine learning techniques, and first-hand experience in scientific writing and communication is an asset. Good command of the English language and writing skills are required.
The application should be marked with Ref 20200468 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files.
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For questions, please contact:
Associate professor Carina Persson, Astronomy & Plasma Physics,
carina.persson @ chalmers.se.
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