Multiple positions in the GRAPPA PhD Programme at the University of Amsterdam - JRID45922

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
October 31, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
December 1, 2013
Job Details
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Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
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GRAPPA Institute, University of Amsterdam
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Applications via website (see text)
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GRAPPA (GRavitation and AstroParticle Physics in Amsterdam), is a new center of excellence of the University of Amsterdam, at the crossroads of the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek , the Institute for High Energy Physics, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics. GRAPPA research topics include both theory, modelling and experimental/observational work on dark matter, cosmic rays, black hole physics, and the physics of the early universe. GRAPPA is involved in the XENON100/XENON1T direct dark matter detection experiments, the ATLAS experiment on the LHC (CERN), is a member of the H.E.S.S. very high energy gamma-ray observatory, and is involved in the construction of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).

We invite excellent master's students  in their final year (or equivalent) to apply to our GRAPPA Graduate School PhD programme. We will have several PhD projects available, but for the best students we also have the possibility to define their own project (a PhD fellowship) with one of our GRAPPA faculty members. Note that in the Netherlands PhD projects are for four years, and the PhD students are considered employees with salary and benefits.  These positions run alongside the PhD program of the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek (API), which plays a key role in GRAPPA (see

Application material for the PhD programme should be submitted before December 1, 2013 through our submission system, see for more details.  Applicants with interests in both GRAPPA and related API topics are encouraged to apply to both programs separately (see other ad this month's posting).

GRAPPA is a lively, international research institute located at the UvA Science Park Campus, 10 minutes train ride from downtown Amsterdam.   English is our lingua franca.  

Contact email:
Contact person: Ms. Natalie Wells



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.