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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

We now have an opening for a Postdoctoral position in astronomy and/or space physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, starting August 2017 or earlier as agreed upon.

The Division for Astronomy and Space Physics hosts about 30 scientists. We study the physics of stars and their environments, the evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy, fundamental processes, exoplanets, galaxies, and the early Universe. In collaboration with the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) we also study plasma around the Earth and in the solar wind as well as bodies in the Solar System. Development of instrumentation for large telescopes and space probes is also an important activity.

More information on our research and contact information can be found under
http://www.physics.uu.se/research/astronomy-and-space-physics/ and http://www.irfu.se/

Tasks: The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with researchers at the Division, as well as to pursue her/his own research ideas. The person may be asked to make a limited contribution to undergraduate teaching as well as take part in the supervision of undergraduate and PhD students.

Prerequisites: The holder of a position as postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of the employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are deducted from this three-year period.

Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years.

The university strives for a more even gender balance and varied personal backgrounds in its research and teaching staff.  Sweden has a generous welfare system that includes paid parental leave, affordable daycare and practically free medical care.

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees and grades, contact information for at least two reference persons, and copies of the applicant's PhD thesis and research papers, if applicable. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

The application must contain a brief description of research interests and a statement of which research group the applicant is interested in joining.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Individual salary

Starting: August 2017 or earlier as agreed upon

Type of employment: Temporary position for 2 years

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position, please contact
Bengt Edvardsson, phone: +46 18 471 5983, email: Bengt.Edvardsson@physics.uu.se 

You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 2 2017, UFV-PA 2017/858.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment August 2017 or earlier as agreed upon
Salary Fixed pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2017/858
Union representative
  • Marie Ols, TCO/ST, 018-471 2459
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Stefan Djurström, Seko, 018-471 3315
Published 16.Mar.2017
Last application date 02.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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