PhD student position in galaxy evolution


PhD student position in galaxy evolution

The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is hosting two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

Information about the research
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the topic of galaxy formation and evolution at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The starting data is flexible, though preferably spring/summer 2019. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Kirsten K. Knudsen. The research is on high-redshift starburst/AGN and galaxy formation and evolution with focus on observational studies using mm-wave/radio instruments such as ALMA, JVLA, APEX, and IRAM PdBI. The successful applicant will work mainly at Onsala Space Observatory, where Chalmers hosts the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which is also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a PhD student is to pursue your doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts within the scientific framework and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching at Chalmers’ undergraduate level education or performing other duties corresponding to up to 20 per cent of the working time. Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to maximum of five years with four years consistuting the PhD studies and project.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. To be accepted for the PhD programme, the applicant must have an advanced level (e.g. a Masters) University degree in Physics or Astronomy. A solid background in mathematics and physics is mandatory. Experience in general astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, and/or mm/submm/radio Interferometry is meritorious. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If you do not speak Swedish, we strongly encourage you to learn the language. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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Our offer to you
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref [%] and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications. Please also describe your previous research and project experience as well as your future goals.

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 8th of December 2018

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Kirsten Knudsen
+46 31-772 5526 or 031-772 6355

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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Post expires on Saturday December 8th, 2018