PhD studentship in astronomy and astrophysics
Uppsala University Department of Physics and Astronomy

PhD Studentship in Astronomy and Astrophysics


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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of 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.


Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in astronomy and astrophysics. The PhD project is expected to focus on experimental or/and theoretical aspects of one of the research topics pursued at the Division of Astronomy and Space Physics including stellar physics and circumstellar medium, exoplanets, interaction between matter and radiation, astronomical instrumentation etc. A complete list can be found at The starting date is September 1, 2019 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.


QualificationsThis 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


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 documents which the applicant wishes to claim.


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:


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. 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.


Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines


Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-09-2019 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 Paul Barklem(


Please submit your application by 17 May 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1092.

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 You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at


Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.


Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months


Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1092

Last application date: 2019-05-17

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