Scholarship Description: Applicants are invited for Doctoral Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics – Planet and galaxy formation. The position is open to students of all nationalities who, at the time of starting the PhD studies, have obtained a Masters degree in astronomy, physics or in other ways obtained the equivalent qualifications. The aim of the position is to support international students who hold a Masters degree in astronomy, physics or in other ways obtained the equivalent qualifications.
About University: Lund University is one of Europe’s oldest, largest and most prestigious universities, consistently ranking among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Degree Level: Position is available to pursue Doctoral programme.
Available Subject: Position is awarded in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Planet and galaxy formation.The doctoral students will work within the subjects: Planets (w. Anders Johansen): (1) the growth from dust to pebbles in protoplanetary discs, (2) the formation of terrestrial planets, super-Earths and giant planets by accretion of planetesimals and pebbles and (3) the chemical composition of planets. Galaxies (w. Oscar Agertz): (1) cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution (2) the formation of stars and star clusters in galaxies across cosmic time (3) impact of feedback processes on galaxy formation.
Scholarship Benefits: Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 Kap 7§.
Eligible Nationalities: International applicants are eligible to apply for the studentship.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a Masters degree in astronomy, physics or in other ways obtained the equivalent qualifications.
Application Procedure: Candidates should send a curriculum vitae (including a transcript of academic grades) and a brief statement of research interest. The application should also include the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two persons who have agreed to serve as a reference for the applicant. Note that reference letters should not be sent to us in connection with the application; we will contact the reference persons when required.
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Application deadline: December 1,2017