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 http://www.astro.uva.nl/jobs).
Application material for the PhD programme should be submitted before December 1, 2013 through our submission system, see http://grappa.science.uva.nl/phd 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.
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Contact person: Ms. Natalie Wells