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|PhD Student Positions at Stockholm University||Closing date: 2022-04-22
Contact: Terese Hansen
|The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University invites applications for four PhD student positions. The main research areas of the department are; Galaxies, Supernovae, Computational Astrophysics, Solar physics and Planet and star formation. The Department has about 80 employees and strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all. Interested students can apply here:
Application deadline: April 22, 2022
|The department invites applications in the following research areas:
Galaxies: One doctoral position is offered within the group of Dr. Angela Adamo. The PhD topic will focus on studying the early phases of star formation in local galaxies, with particular attention to embedded star-forming regions and their hosted stellar populations. The student will work with JWST Cycle 1 data, along with complementary HST, MUSE, and ALMA imaging and spectroscopic ancillary data. The project will be conducted in collaboration with an international team.
Galaxies (paired doctoral project): One doctoral position focuses on images and spectroscopy of galaxies and will be supervised by Göran Östlin. The dissertation project concerns analysis and visualization of observational data from powerful telescopes, such as the Very Large Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. This doctoral position is part of a so-called paired doctoral project, with one doctoral student at the Department of Astronomy (supervisor Göran Östlin) and one at the Department of Didactics (supervisor John Airey). The two dissertation projects are independent, but the doctoral students will collaborate on issues related to the visualization of galaxies.
Solar physics: One doctoral position is offered for a candidate that is interested in working on projects related to non-LTE radiative transfer in the solar atmosphere: the implementation of adaptive mesh refinement into an existing radiative transfer code, development of methods for faster convergence of the NLTE problem or a further development of the microphysics involved in an inversion code that is used to interpret observations with the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST). Observational projects involving datasets from the SST are also possible.
Stars: One doctoral position is offered for a project in galactic archaeology deriving abundances of old, metal-poor stars in the Milky Way halo and satellites using high-resolution stellar spectra to investigate the formation of elements in the early universe. The project will, in particular, focus on elements produced via the rapid neutron-capture process, for example, in neutron star mergers. The PhD student will work with Dr Terese Hansen and be part of a larger research group that uses data from large spectroscopic surveys to map the composition and dynamics of stars to study the chemical evolution and build-up of the Galaxy.
More information, regarding galaxies can be obtained from Dr. Angela Adamo, angela.adamo @ astro.su.se. Information regarding galaxies for the paired doctoral project can be obtained from Prof. Göran Östlin, ostlin @ astro.su.se. Information regarding solar physics can be obtained from Prof. Jorrit Leenarts, jorrit.leenaarts @ astro.su.se and Dr. Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez, jaime @ astro.su.se. Information regarding stars can be obtained from Dr. Terese Hansen, terese.hansen @ astro.su.se.
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant for a studentship at a researcher level in astronomy must have completed 60 credits of non-overlapping courses in physics/astronomy at an advanced level. Of these, at least 30 credits should be in the form of independent work in astronomy, with a passing grade. The specific entry-level requirements can also be fulfilled through having equivalent documented competence.
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates? documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate?s written motivation for seeking the position.
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement and that it is submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application:
Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2?3 references
and, in addition, please include the following documents:
CV ? degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
Cover Letter/Statment of interest (no more than 2 pages) describing:
? which of the advertised projects you are primarily interested in
? why you are interested in the adverstied project
? what makes you suitable for the project in question
Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to; fv-0974-22.refletters @ astro.su.se
Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
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Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at:
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