A position is available at Stockholm Observatory for a PhD student, who will follow the graduate program in astronomy and do a thesis project in observational solar physics using the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) on La Palma. The SST is run by the Institute for Solar Physics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, whose scientific staff are placed with Stockholm Observatory at the new AlbaNova University Centre in Stockholm. The nominal time to a PhD is four years. This period can be extended to five years if the student takes on duties in teaching, administration, or technical matters.
The SST, located on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain, is currently the premiere telescope for high-resolution observations of the Sun. It can be used for imaging, polarimetry, spectroscopy or spectropolarimetry of the Sun with a spatial resolution down to 0.1 arc seconds. Possible PhD projects include studies of sunspots, prominences, chromospheric dynamics, and spectral-line formation. The Institute for Solar Physics has intense collaborations with several leading solar-physics institutes in the world. It is envisaged that the student will make use of these contacts, with the opportunity of extended visits at those institutions.
The position is available from 15 September 2004 or a later date. The application must include the reference number 617-1486-04. It should be sent to:
SE-106 91 STOCKHOLM
If sent by fax to +46-8163866, a signed original must be mailed as soon as possible. The deadline is 15 September 2004. For information please contact: Professor Göran Scharmer, email@example.com (but send no applications there).
General information about graduate studies at Stockholm Observatory is available at http://www.astro.su.se/utbildning/graduate.html.
Note, there is another PhD student position announced by the Stockhom Observatory, see http://www.astro.su.se/English/new_pos.html. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for both of them but note that separate applications are needed and that different reference numbers must be used.