Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 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.

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships in observational astrophysics at the Division of Astronomy and Space Physics. The prospective PhD candidate for one of the positions is expected to work on detection and characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. The candidate for the second position is expected to work on stellar activity and magnetic fields. The research will be supervised by Nikolai Piskunov for the first position and Oleg Kochukhov for the second. More details about their research interests and ongoing projects can be found at http://www.astro.uu.se.

The starting date for both positions is September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD student is limited to four years of full-time studies, or up to five years if departmental work (teaching or administration) is included.

Qualifications: This position requires a University degree in Astronomy or Physics at an advanced level (e.g. a MSc degree) completed by the time of employment. Good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement as well as the capacity to work both independently and in a team.

General information regarding PhD studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology can be found at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/

Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of university grades, certificates and diplomas, BSc/MSc thesis (or drafts thereof), contact details for at least one reference person, reference letters and other supporting documents which the applicant wishes to provide.

Employment conditions The Doctoral student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Extension, up to a maximum of five years, is possible by including department duties at a level of at most 20%, typically teaching. The position is fully financed and the salary is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for Postgraduate studies at Uppsala University. Information on post-graduate education, rules governing the enrolment as a doctoral student in The Higher Education Act and Higher Education Ordinance as well as the rules and regulations for doctoral students at Uppsala University can be found here: http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

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: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Oleg Kochukhov (oleg.kochukhov@physics.uu.se), Professor Nikolai Piskunov (nikolai.piskunov@physics.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 1 May 2020, UFV-PA 2020/744.

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 20200901
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/744
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 03.Mar.2020
Last application date 01.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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