We invite applications for a 3-year PhD fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics starting on or after June 1st 2014 at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) to work with Dr. Marta Volonteri and collaborators on the European Research Council funded project BLACK, "The formation and evolution of massive black holes". BLACK will study massive black hole formation, feeding and their feedback on their host galaxies across cosmic time through analytical and numerical techniques, with the aim of planning and interpreting current and future observations.
The Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris is a leading astrophysics institute in France, with over 60 associated researchers, plus postdocs and PhD students, and an extensive international visitors program. The successful candidates will have access to excellent computing infrastructure, as well as generous travel and research funds.
Interested students are invited to apply by March 1st 2014. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of scientific interests, a list of the courses taken during undergraduate studies, and transcripts of the grades via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in pdf format (other file types will be disregarded). Applicants should arrange for two or three reference letters to be sent directly by their authors to the same email address by March 1st 2014. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.
The position includes a comprehensive benefits package.