Applications are invited for eight PhD positions at the Department of Astrophysics of the Radboud University Nijmegen, funded through the NOVA research school, the NWO science foundation and the Space Research Organisation in the Netherlands.
Positions are available in the areas of:
A1) Fast optical and radio transients (2 positions),
A2) Spectroscopy of extragalactic star clusters
A3) Observations and numerical modeling of mass transfer in binaries (2 positions)
A4) The shadow of the black hole in Sgr A* using submm interferometry
A5) Black Hole masses in X-ray binaries and Ultraluminous X-ray sources
A6) Evolutionary calculations on the populations of single and binary neutron stars
Applications, consisting of a letter of interest and an extended CV should be submitted by e-mail (email@example.com), including the details of two possible references. Candidates with a preference for one or more of the positions above are advised to indicate this in their letter.
Candidate selection will commence on April 15, with interviews scheduled for the week of June 3 - 9, 2013. Selected candidates are expected to start in September 2013.
The Department of Astrophysics is a young, vibrant group (10.6 FTE faculty, ~10 postdocs, ~30 PhD students, ~10 Master students) working in the fields of astroparticle physics, compact binaries, stellar evolution, transients, radio astronomy, black holes, magnetic fields and extragalactic astronomy. It is located in the student town of Nijmegen, an old (Roman) city, well connected by road and rail to the rest of the Netherlands.