PhD student in Physics directed towards Experimental Activity
The Department of Physics. Closing date: 23 April 2019.
The Department of Physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center and has approximately 240 employees, 250 students at undergraduate level and 90 graduate students. There are four research subjects within the postgraduate program: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Physics and Medical Radiation Physics. These subjects span over several research groups with different research activities. For information about the Department of Physics, see: www.fysik.su.se/english.
Subject: Physics, Chemical Physics or Medical Radiation Physics.
This position is called "open", meaning that the succesful candidate may choose research division at the department freely. The position is within one of the research subjects Physics, Chemical Physics or Medical Radiation Physics and is directed towards experimental activity.
The research done will be within one of the research divisions at the department:
- Atomic Physics
- Elementary Particle Physics
- Instrumentation Physics (instrumentation, nuclear physics, accelerator physics)
- Chemical Physics
- Condensed Matter and Quantum Optics
- Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics and String Theory
- Medical Radiation Physics.
For information about research and PhD studies at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, see: www.fysik.su.se/english.
Education at the research level
A PhD education at Stockholm University is four years (48 months). The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work. The position may be extended by up to one year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The PhD student is employed (“doktorandanställning”) during the studies, with a monthly salary starting at SEK 26 500.
An applicant who has completed a second-cycle (master's) degree, or completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (4 years of studies), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere, meets the general entry requirements.
In order to be accepted as a PhD student in Physics or Theoretical Physics a BSc in Physics (or equivalent) is required. The studies must include 60 credits of second-cycle courses in physics out of which at least 15 credits correspond to a second-cycle degree project. The degree project does not have to have been examined at the application deadline, but work corresponding to half a semester of full-time studies should have been devoted to it. For the subject Chemical Physics courses in chemistry may replace the required physics courses.
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented theoretical and experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific theory and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skilled in English.
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof. Per-Erik Tegnér, email@example.com.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (SEKO), and PhD student representative, email@example.com.
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
- Your contact details and personal data
- Your highest degree
- Your language skills
- Contact details for 2–3 references
Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than April 23, 2019, via e-mail to: FVfirstname.lastname@example.org and state in the subject line: SU FV-1196-19 + name of the applicant.
and, in addition, please include the following documents
- Cover letter describing among other things:
– why you are interested in the announced position
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
– which research division you want to belong to
- CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
- Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
- Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.
You are welcome to apply!