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 http://grappa.science.uva.nl/phd/)
More information about our research can be found at http://www.astro.uva.nl/research/ .
Instructions for applicants are available at http://www.astro.uva.nl/jobs. 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.
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