One or more 3-year PhD fellowships in Extragalactic Astrophysics will be available starting May 2013 or later at the Paris Institute for Astrophysics (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, IAP).
Funding for these positions is provided by a European Research Council Advanced Grant awarded to the project NEOGAL, "New Frontiers in Galaxy Spectral Modeling" (PI Stephane Charlot), to explore the early star formation and chemical evolution of galaxies through the development and exploitation of innovative spectral analysis tools. The research topics include modeling of the stellar and nebular emission from primeval galaxies; combination of spectral evolution models with cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution; interpretation of galaxy observations out to the cosmic reionization epoch.
IAP is a leading astrophysics institute in France, with over 60 associated researchers, plus postdocs and PhD students, and an extensive
international visitors program. The successful candidates will have access to excellent computing infrastructure, as well as generous travel and research funds.
Informal inquiries are welcome and should be made to Stephane Charlot (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested students are invited to apply by January 18, 2013 for fellowships starting May 2013 or later. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of scientific interests, a list of the courses taken during undergraduate studies, and transcripts of the grades that were obtained via email to email@example.com. Applicants should arrange for two or three reference letters to be sent directly by their authors to the same email address before January 18, 2013. Late applications will also be considered until the positions are filled.