Applications are invited for PhD student positions at the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS in Krakow to work uder a supervision of prof. Jacek Niemiec on the project “Particle acceleration and electromagnetic turbulence production in cosmic plasmas” funded by the Polish National Science Centre. The project is focused on studies of non-relativistic and relativistic shock waves and other sources of strong nonthermal emission of high-energy electromagnetic radiation using modern numerical methods, in particular kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) plasma simulations. The research will utilize supercomputers and will be performed within the international collaboration with groups from Germany, Poland, USA, and Spain.
Candidates after passing a qualifying exam (September 24-26, 2014) will be enrolled in the PhD program at the International PhD Studies in INP PAS, during which they will receive a scholarship. An additional scholarship funded from the NSC project will be awarded to two best candidates. Travel funding is also provided. Starting date is October 1, 2014. Candidates are required to have completed their MSc degree in astronomy, physics, or related field before the starting date.
- good knowledge of basic physics (electrodynamics in particular) and astrophysics
- good knowledge of C or Fortran programming
- good command of English.
Applicants should provide a CV with a statement of consent to the processing of personal data for purposes of recruitment, a copy of the MSc diploma, a transcript of grades for courses taken during MSc studies, a statement of motivation, research interests, and experience (max. 2 pages) and arrange for one letter of recommendation. Applications received by August 31, 2014 will receive full consideration. Interviews with selected candidates will start soon after this date. The final deadline for applications is September 12, 2014. Applications in PDF format are preferred.