Multiple PhD Fellowships, University of Amsterdam - JRID45919

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
October 31, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
December 1, 2013
Job Details
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution/Company Name: 
API, University of Amsterdam
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Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Application via website (see text)
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek (API) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for six or more PhD positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics.   The positions are open to candidates from all countries.  The Institute provides a stimulating, international environment in a city where English is a common language.

Our PhD students are fully-funded for four years and earn competitive salaries, executing a vigorous research program under the supervision of one or more faculty members.  Positions will be available in all fields of research where the Institute is active, including exoplanets, protoplanetary disks and planet formation, massive stars and their formation, neutron stars and black holes, and cosmic explosions.  These positions will also run alongside the PhD program of the GRAPPA (GRavitation and AstroParticle Physics in Amsterdam) centre, in which the API plays a key role (see

More information about our research can be found at .

Instructions for applicants are available at   Applications will be via online submission and as well as providing details of at least two referees, applicants will need to provide a curriculum vitae, a list of all university courses taken and grades obtained, and a cover letter which includes a brief statement of research interests and experience. Applicants with interests in both API and related GRAPPA topics are encouraged to apply to both programs separately (see other ad this month's posting).

The successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) by the starting date. The starting dates are negotiable.  Applications need to be submitted on or before December 1st, 2013.  By mid-December we will invite promising candidates for a presentation and interviews to be held on February 13 and 14, 2014. 

Contact email:
Contact person: Ms. Milena Hoekstra


Included Benefits: 

The standard, generous Dutch social benefits apply to this position including collective health insurance, 16 weeks paid maternity leave, childcare subsidies, pension accrual, and several weeks annual paid vacation.