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Postdoctoral Fellow on bounding the Earth´s climate sensitivity

Ref. No. SU FV-4074-18ShareShare

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department employs some 65 individuals, of which about 30 are scientists, 20 PhD students and 15 in the administration and the technical support. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (www.bolin.su.se) and together with three other departments at the university cover research of most of the important aspects of the climate system.

For more information about MISU: www.misu.su.se/research.

Project description
The Earth’s temperature response to increasing CO2 is key to understanding our past changing climate and for projecting into the future. But unfortunately the strength of the response is not well constrained. The latest IPCC report states a likely range of 1.5 to 4.5 degrees equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) for a doubling of atmospheric CO2, but with an up to 10 percent likelihood of it being above 6 degrees. In particular the risks involved with Earth possibly having a high equilibrium climate sensitivity are concerning, both scientifically as well as practically.

It is the purpose of the five-year highECS European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project to rein in the upper bound on Earth’s climate sensitivity. The project has a strong focus on what Earth’s past can teach us, and seeks to understand what models might be missing, with an overarching goal of a physical reconciliation of the evidence. The project is envisioned, but not bound, to proceed along three lines:

1) Confronting ideas of high ECS with the past. Here a state-of the art climate model is tailored to exhibit various extreme cloud feedbacks, and then run into historical and pre-historical warm and cold climates, in part to test their validity, but with the ultimate goal to build confidence in emergent constraints of ECS. An important component here is the interpretation of proxies as evidence for past climates.

2) Time- and state-dependent feedbacks. Here we seek to build the physical foundation of how climate change feedback mechanisms may be different in warmer or colder climates, and we will strive to quantify how patterns of warming arising when the climate is out of equilibrium (such as currently is the case) may impact the radiation balance.

3) Missing or biased feedbacks. Climate models have strong positive tropical infrared feedbacks, however, they systematically underestimate the infrared emission response to space – as observed from satellites – related to natural variations in surface temperature. In this part we will test ideas of why that might be the case, and relate these short-term biases to the long-term climate feedbacks.

The proposed work can focus on one or more of these topics, or be supportive of the overall goal of the project. As tools fellows have options to use the for example the MPI-ESM1.2 climate model and the ICON global cloud resolving model running on Swedish supercomputers, but are certainly not bound to using these.

Main responsibilities
Here we are looking for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work within the highECS project team. Candidates are expected to conduct research which contributes to the project objective as described above.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Selection criteria will be on scientific merit and skills relevant to the project.

Terms of employment
The positions involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension within the project. Starting date is preferentially in Winter or Spring 2019, or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Thorsten Mauritsen, thorsten.mauritsen@misu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the 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 job 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

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 21/01/2019

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Post expires on Monday January 21st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Electro- and Environmental Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-3946-18

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 13 January 2019.

Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences. The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (www.mmk.su.se) is one of the bigger departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 130 employees.

MMK is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. It compromises the research areas physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry, and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

Project description
This is a two-year postdoctoral position in synthesis and physical characterization of electrochemically active materials for the development of novel sustainable technologies. The research project is centered on the fabrication of thin film electrodes with high specific surface area that are electrochemically active.

Main responsibilities
The position involves synthesis and characterization of new materials. This will include advanced synthetic strategies and characterization methods.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Solid State Physics or related.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and should therefore be a good team player with experience to supervise students. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date 2019-03-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the principal investigator, Assistant Professor Adam Slabon, adam.slabon@mmk.su.se, or from the Head of the Department, Gunnar Svensson, gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the 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 job 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

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 13/01/2019

Apply

 

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Post expires on Sunday January 13th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Chemical Physics

Ref. No. SU FV-3661-18
at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 20 December 2018.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 90 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
A postdoctorial position at the Department of Physics is immediately available in the area of theoretical modelling of photovoltaic materials and related simulations of X-ray spectra.

To solve several of the problems that we face today, for example with sustainable energy production, we need insight into the molecular mechanisms of the underlying electronic and photo-chemical processes. Hybrid perovskite solar cells offer a promising new technology which have had an unprecedented increase in power conversion efficiency. However, current perovskite technology is held back by several limitations in the design, including critical stability and environmental issues.

The research interests in the Molecular Dynamics Quantum Chemistry group range from accurate quantum mechanical studies of small molecules to realistic simulations of eletrolyte solutions and photovoltaic materials. New approaches for spectrum simulations are developed with state-of-the-art quantum chemistry, and in particlar dynamical effects on chemical and electronic processes are investigated.

For more information about the research group see: www.fysik.su.se/english/chemical-physics-division/research-groups/qcmd-molecular-simulations.

Main responsibilities
The purpose of the project is to contribute to the development of improved photovoltaics though material characterisation and theoretical investigations of mechanisms for excited state dynamics, charge carrier dynamics and energy transfer. The sucessful candidate will be working with a combination of modern quantum chemistry and initio molecular dynamics simulations. The candidate will also interact with the two PhD students in the group presently working within this project.

Depending on the research background of the candidate, the project may take different directions. Either with focus on realistic modelling of photovoltaic materials and their interfaces and dynamical processes therein, or with focus on accurate simulations of spectroscopic observables in these systems.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

A suitable background is a PhD in theoretical chemistry or physics and a background in quantum chemistry or computational physics with a focus on condensed phase studies. The assessment is based on documented theoretical knowledge relevant to the area, knowledge of and experience in theoretical techniques and methods, analytical skills, ability to work well in groups as well as independently, and personal commitment. Strong motivation is considered a key component for a successful outcome of the postdoctoral research.

Applicants are invited to enclose documents certifying qualifications and competences, i.e. knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the application. Letters of recommendation and interviews will be used to assess the applicant’s qualifications.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year, with the possibility of extension. Start date 2019-02-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Michael Odelius, odelius@fysik.su.se, or from the Head of the Department, Professor Sven Mannervik, mannervik@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the 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 job 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
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than application deadline, via email to: FV-3661-18.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3661-18 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 20/12/2018

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Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

PhD student in Human Geography

Ref. No. SU FV-3550-18

at the Department of Human Geography. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals and is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe’s leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science. Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision. Currently, the university has 33,000 students, 1,600 doctoral students, and 5,500 members of staff.

The PhD-student will work within the EU Horizon 2020 funded project CICERONE (Creative Industries Cultural Economy Production Network) and will be based at the Department of Human Geography, which has around 50 staff who conduct research and teaching across a range of topics within human geography, geography and planning. This thematic PhD-project will study particular aspects of global production networks and creative and cultural industries in Europe with a focus on the music sector and the archive sector (including libraries and cultural heritage), and how the value creating chains in these networks are linked to place and policy on various levels of scale, from the local to the European level. The PhD-project could thus broadly be placed in the emerging field of the geographies of the cultural economy.

The PhD-student will work on his/her doctoral thesis and fulfill an important role in the project as a whole. The successful applicant will work closely with leading researchers based at Stockholm University as well as with members of the 9 nation CICERONE project. Candidates must be self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about working with qualitative and collaborative research in the field of this position. For more information about the particular aspects of the PhD-study, please visit www.humangeo.su.se/cicerone.

Qualification requirements
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.

The language used at the programme is either English or Swedish. Accordingly, the specific entry requirements are excellent knowledge and skills in either the Swedish or the English language, and a minimum of 90 credits in Human Geography, or equivalent, including a degree project of at least 15 credits. More details can be found at www.humangeo.su.se/education/.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
Selection among the applicants is made with regard to the candidate’s ability to complete the postgraduate programme. The most important reason for the selection is the conditions the applicant has for achieving the goals of the education. Special emphasis is placed on (ranking criteria):

  1. The scientific ability shown by the applicant in essay work from advanced and basic level, as well as in the preliminary research plan in relation to relevant work packages of the CICERONE-project.
  2. Independence in analysis and critical thinking in previous work
  3. Problem formulation and rigour in previous work and research plan
  4. Previously demonstrated ability to hold to given time frames
  5. Methodological and scientific maturity
  6. Communication and collaboration skills
  7. Applicant’s academic prerequisites in relevant areas of knowledge
  8. Applicant’s ability to contribute to and benefit from the research environment at the Department of Human Geography and from the research project CICERONE.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Borén, thomas.boren@humangeo.su.se or Prof. Dominic Power, dominic.power@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
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:

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the 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)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/01/2019

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Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellows in Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry

Ref. No. SU FV-3497-18

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 16 December 2018.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 37 faculty staff members, divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical statistics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology.

The department has an active research group in algebra, geometry, and topology, and it has grown considerably in the past few years. The group works closely with the corresponding research group at the mathematics department of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which is at walking distance.

Project description
The department is looking to hire up to five postdoctoral researchers. We invite applicants working within algebraic topology, algebraic/arithmetic geometry, or representation theory, interpreted broadly. Successful applicants will be funded by one of several possible sources: Alexander Berglund’s grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, Jonas Bergström’s grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, Wushi Goldring’s internal grant, or Dan Petersen’s ERC starting grant and Wallenberg Academy Fellowship grant.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. Applicants with an older degree may instead be hired as researchers.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s potential to interact with the members of the research group. Applicants are expected to be able to express themselves fluently in English both oral and written, have good communication and social skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date July 1, 2019 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Alexander Berglund, alexb@math.su.se, Jonas Bergström, jonasb@math.su.se, Wushi Goldring wgoldring@math.su.se, or Dan Petersen, dan.petersen@math.su.se.

General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Jonas Bergström, jonasb@math.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the 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 job 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

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than December 16, 2018, via e-mail to postdoc-apply@math.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3497-18 + name of the applicant.

In addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the position described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the position in question
    – research plan
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 16/12/2018

Apply

 

Post expires on Sunday December 16th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in development of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy towards High Pressures

Ref. No. SU FV-3646-18

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 28 December 2018.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. The University has 33 000 students, 1600 doctoral students and 5500 staff active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual to work with Dr. Peter Amann on the development of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) towards applications under realistic catalytic conditions. This is done in connection with a newly built ambient pressure XPS instrument that was commissioned in the spring this year.

Main responsibilities
The successful candidate will build the new devices in close contact with industrial partners and scientists centered at Stockholm University, Stanford University and DESY research center in Hamburg, Germany. The candidate will be responsible for build-up, testing, conducting as well as evaluation and interpretation of spectroscopic results. Further, the candidate will support the use of the developed equipment also for other scientists. Utilizing the new designs, the scientific work will focus on CO/CO2 reduction to generate fuels and will be performed in the XSolaS group, providing a stimulating atmosphere of well-experienced researchers in the field of spectroscopy on catalyst materials. For more information: http://xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se.

The postdoctoral fellow will be positioned at Stockholm University with frequent travels to DESY research center in Hamburg to conduct synchrotron-based measurements.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

A suitable background is a PhD in physics or mechanical engineering and experience in instrument development, catalysis, surface chemistry and/or electron and x-ray spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation with a focus on surfaces or condensed phase.

The successful applicant will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek motivated candidates with talent for instrument development and programming.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for another year. Start date 2019-02-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Peter Amann, peter.amann@fysik.su.se or the Head of the Department, Prof. Sven Mannervik, mannervik@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the 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 job 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
    Important! Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than application deadline, via email to: FV-3646-18.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3646-18 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 28/12/2018

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday December 28th, 2018

PhD students in Astronomy (3)

at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 15 January 2018.

The department consists of 15 faculty staff, ~20 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and ~25 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.

Project description 
The department invites applications in the following research areas:

  • Supernovae,

The supernova group is looking for a PhD-student interested to work with the new Zwicky Transient Facility to discover young supernovae. The project is mostly observational and includes working in a large international collaboration.

  • Galaxies,

We seek a PhD student that is interested primarily in observational projects concerning galaxy formation and evolution. Projects may include studies of strongly star-forming galaxies or ultra-diffuse galaxies/low-surface brightness galaxies. Facilities include, among others, the Hubble Space Telescope or ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

  • Solar Physics,

We announce a PhD position to study the physics of active region and flares in the solar chromosphere. This project involves modelling of very high resolution spectropolarimetric observations acquired with the CRISP and CHROMIS instruments at the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST). The selected candidate will compute and analyze empirical 3D models from these observations using data inversion techniques.

Qualification requirements
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.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.

Selection
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.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.

Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20% of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Subject-specific questions can be sent to Jesper Sollerman, jesper@astro.su.se regarding Supernovae, Matthew Hayes, matthew.hayes@astro.su.se regarding Galaxies, and Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez regarding the Solar Physics position, jaime@astro.su.se.

Further general information about the PhD-programme can be obtained from the Director of Graduate studies, jesper@astro.su.se

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job 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 references. Please ask your referees to send in letters to the adress fv-3785-17.refletters@astro.su.se by the deadline, 15 January.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – which of the advertised projects you are primarily interested in
    – why you are interested in this project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
    (the statement of interest may be merged with the cover letter if desired)
  • Master thesis, or draft of thesis, or other independent theses/essays (no more than 3 files).
  • Degree certificates (if already awarded), grades and possibly other documents supporting general and specific entry requirement compatibility (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Vi är ett av Europas ledande universitet i en av världens mest dynamiska huvudstäder. En relation med Stockholms universitet är meriterande oavsett om du är student, forskare eller intressent. Hos oss ger utbildning och forskning resultat.

Closing date: 15/01/2018

Read the full job description at the university hoepage

Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018