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PhD position in Extragalactic Astronomy, Sweden


Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million.

The starting date is September 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited for a faculty-funded PhD studentship in extragalactic astronomy, under the supervision of Associate Professor Erik Zackrisson. The PhD project is expected to focus on high-redshift galaxies, but may be geared either towards observations or numerical models, depending on the research interests of the applicant. 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

Detailed information regarding PhD studies at the Department of Physics and Astronomy:

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), reference letters and other documents which the applicant wishes to claim. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff, and women are especially invited to apply for this position.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Erik Zackrisson (

You are welcome to submit your application, UFV-PA 2015/674, no later than May 31th. Use the link below to access the application form.

PhD position in Extragalactic Astronomy

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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST 018-471 1997 1
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485 1
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315 1

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2015/674

Further Information

Application Deadline : 31 May 2015

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