The Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for several PhD positions.
PhD students in Amsterdam execute a vigorous research program lasting four years, under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Multiple positions will become available in all fields of research where the Institute is active, including Neutron Stars and Black Holes, Cosmic Explosions, Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation, Massive Stars and their Formation. More information can be found at http://www.astro.uva.nl/research/.
In the Netherlands PhD students are appointed as civil servants and earn competitive salaries with very good social benefits. Successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) by the starting date, which is negotiable.
Further information for applicants is available at http://www.astro.uva.nl/jobs. Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a list of all university courses taken with grades, and a single page (maximum) statement of research interests and experience to "firstname.lastname@example.org", with subject "API PhD Application", deadline December 1, 2012. Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent directly to the same email address by the deadline. Top candidates will be invited to an interview day in February 2013.
The positions are open to candidates from all countries, and we particular encourage applications from women and minorities. The research will be carried out in the framework of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA).
The Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek is a lively, international research institute with about a dozen each of faculty and postdocs, and ~20 each of PhD and Masters students. English is our lingua franca. The institute is a 10 minute train ride from downtown Amsterdam at the UvA Science Park campus.