The Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille of the Aix-Marseille University/CNRS invites applications for its PhD programme.
The Laboratory has major research and training facilities in observational, instrumental and theoretical astronomy, and is a strong participant in space and ground based instrumentation and astronomical surveys.
Positions are available in all the research areas in which the Laboratory is active. These include cosmology and large scale
structure, galaxy formation and evolution, star formation and interstellar medium, stars and extrasolar planets, solar system
and astronomical optics and instrumentation. More information about research at the LAM, and specific thesis topics proposed,
can be found at http://lam.oamp.fr/formation/doctorat
Applicants must have a solid physics background, and a Masters degree or equivalent by the time the position is begun. Previous
research experience and skills will be important criteria for the selection. The PhD positions are not restricted by nationality. Working languages in the Laboratory are French and English; support for French language courses is available.
Applicants should send a CV, transcripts of academic records (with grades), and a statement of past research and research interests,
all grouped together electronically in a single PDF file, to Nataly Garcia (email@example.com). They should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to the same electronic address before the application deadline. Enquiries about the thesis subjects can be obtained from the contact persons listed on the dedicated website. The preferred starting date is October 1, 2013, though some flexibility is possible.
Applications received by February 3, 2013 will receive full consideration.