Applications are invited for three PhD positions at the Department of Astrophysics of the Radboud University Nijmegen, funded through the NOVA research school for astronomy.
Positions are available in the areas of:
- Modeling mass transfer in binary stars
- Fundamental interactions and physics of energetic cosmic rays in the Galaxy
- Interstellar medium of the Milky Way
Applications, consisting of a letter of interest and an extended CV should be submitted by e-mail (email@example.com), including the details of two possible references. Candidates with a preference for one or two of the positions above are advised to indicate this in their letter.
Candidate selection will commence on Dec 15, with interviews scheduled in early 2014.
The successful candidate will be integrated into the Department of Astrophysics, which is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics. The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~10 postdocs, ~30 PhD students. Current research activities are concentrated in the fields of supermassive and stellar mass black holes, jets, compact binaries, optical and radio transients, gravitational-wave and radio astronomy, stellar and binary evolution, stellar clusters, Galactic structure and magnetic fields, cosmic-rays and astroparticle physics, and asteroseismology. The department is part of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and has access to major (inter)national research facilities (ESO, ESA, LOFAR/WSRT, ING telescopes, etc.) as well as to major compute facilities, either via a local cluster or national supercomputing facilities. It is located in the student town of Nijmegen, an old (Roman) city, well connected by road and rail to the rest of the Netherlands.