PhD Scholarships Position in Physics – Sweden

Physics with a focus on models of plankton in turbulence

Applications are invited for Fully funded PhD Scholarships Position in Physics at The Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


The proposed PhD Scholarships position is connected to the project Optimal navigation strategies by plankton in turbulent flows, supported by the Swedish Research Council. The aim of this research project is to understand the benefit of different shapes and behavior of plankton in accomplishing important goals (such as survival or mating) in a turbulent environment.
This information is key when predicting future changes in aquatic food chains due to environmental changes, as well as in applications of aquaculture, toxic algal blooms, and bioreactors. To achieve the goals we analyze models of plankton using machine learning techniques and analytical perturbative methods.

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located on the main campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, with a total of some 80 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The researching focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. Gothenburg Physics Centre is a close collaboration with four other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology that creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department.


To be eligible for PhD Scholarships, an applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding program of relevance to the planned third-cycle program, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.


To apply for PhD Scholarships Position in Physics, an applicant must submit following documents with application:

  • Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae including scientific publications
  • Copy of exam certificate and grades for BSc and MSc
  • Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

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Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Gothenburg
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: September 08, 2019
Country: Sweden
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