PhD position in astronomy - JRID41644

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
March 31, 2012
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 1, 2012
Job Details
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution/Company Name: 
Radboud University Nijmegen
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
P. Bisschop
Radboud University Nijmegen
Street Address Line 1: 
PO Box 9010
Zip/Postal Code: 
6500 GL
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astrophysics invites applications for a graduate position in the Galactic Magnetism group led by dr. Marijke Haverkorn. As a graduate student in this group, you will use the innovative low-frequency telescope LOFAR to survey the polarized synchrotron emission in our Milky Way. You will process LOFAR data, and will gain in depth knowledge of radio interferometry and LOFAR. You will use these data to investigate the large-scale structure of the Milky Way magnetic field, and determine what this implies for the origin and evolution of Galactic magnetism.

The astronomy department at Radboud University offers a collegial and vibrant work environment, and is firmly embedded in the Dutch and international astronomy community. The campus of Radboud University hosts approximately 17,500 students and is located within easy cycling distance from the lively centre of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Nijmegen is situated close to the German border and well connected to other major population centres in the Netherlands and Germany.

You are an enthusiastic, independent, and highly qualified candidate interested in observational and/or theoretical/computational aspects of scientific research on galactic magnetic fields and interstellar gas.

Applications should be sent to, stating vacancy number 62.08.12, before 1 April 2012, and should contain a curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page max) statement of research experience and interest, and three letters of reference to be sent separately. Review of applications will start in April 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

The salary will be on the standard Dutch university scale (starting from 2042 euros gross/month depending on experience, taxes roughly between 20-30%). Some special tax deductions for foreigners exist. The position comes with a travel and computing budget. Medical insurance costs between 70 and 120 euros per month.