The Institute for Astronomy of the ETH Zurich invites applications for one PhD position in the research group of Prof. Schawinski to work on active galaxies, galaxy-black hole co-evolution, as well as citizen science.
The thesis project focuses on understanding black hole feedback: how do different accretion states of black holes interact with their host galaxy by injecting energy in various forms. The project will use multi-wavelength data to trace black hole activity, stellar populations and gas in nearby and distant galaxies.
The salary scale is attractive (CHF 52,500 - 60,000) and there is substantial support for travel (observing, conference, collaboration), computing and publication charges. Funding is available for up to four years. Zurich is regularly rated one of the top 10 cities of the world in terms of quality of life.
Applications are invited from all nationalities and should consist of a CV, description of relevant research experience, academic transcripts, scores from relevant standardised tests, if taken (e.g. TOEFL, GRE), and a personal statement of interests and goals. All materials should be submitted in a single pdf file to email@example.com. At least two letters of reference should be sent, directly by the referees, to the same email-address. A Master’s degree is required. Review of applications will begin 1 December 2013. For further information, please contact Prof. Schawinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance and Pension contributions.