PhD Scholarship Position in Galaxy Evolution at Chalmers University of Technology

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in nanotechnology is available at Chalmers University of Technology. The funds for this position are available for five years. Candidates are welcome before December 08, 2018.

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.

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.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref [%] and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)


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.

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 8th of December 2018

Prof. Kirsten Knudsen

+46 31-772 5526 or 031-772 6355


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