Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. For more information, please visit www.physics.uu.se/

Duties/Project description: The Department of Physics and Astronomy (IFA) at Uppsala University and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS; www.swedishcollegium.se) invite applications for a postdoctoral position in exoplanet research. This position is hosted jointly by IFA and SCAS. The effective workplace of the successful applicant will be IFA, but the holder of this position will also be affiliated with SCAS as a Thunberg fellow and participate in interdisciplinary SCAS events. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work on projects related to the theme “Exoplanets and Biological Activity on Other Worlds” within the Natural Sciences Programme at SCAS. The study of exoplanet atmospheres using novel observational techniques to search for traces of life, and the characterisation of planetary systems including the host stars are of particular interest.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Physics, Astronomy or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Your application should contain a letter describing yourself and your qualifications and research interests (max 2 pages). It should also contain a CV including contact information for at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone number), a copy of your PhD degree certificate, and a full publication list. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV. The application should be written in English.

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.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2020-01-13 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Ulrike Heiter, ulrike.heiter@physics.uu.se; Nikolai Piskunov, nikolai.piskunov@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 15 November 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3327.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-01-13
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/3327
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 14.Oct.2019
Last application date 15.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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