PhD in Astronomy at Padova University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Padova University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The PhD Program in Astronomy contributed to the formation of a whole new generation of astronomers thanks also to the collaboration with the Tnearby Astronomical Observatory of Padova (OAPD) of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). The high level of the Program is testified by the fact that more than 90% of the graduate students who obtained a Doctoral (PhD) degree in Astronomy at the University of Padova are doing research in astronomy and astrophysics in Italy or abroad. More than 70% of them hold a permanent position.
 Every year, about 10 to 12 students are enrolled in the PhD Program after a selective competition. They come from all over Italy and abroad. Other foreign students attend the PhD Program within specific international agreements for exchange of PhD students. The PhD Program has a three-year duration with a final exam for the defense of the PhD thesis. Because of the presence of foreign students, all the courses and the other activities are in English (including the mid-term evaluations and the final exam). The PhD thesis is written in English.
 Aim of the PhD Program in Astronomy is the formation of young researchers of excellence at international level in their specific field of research in astronomy and astrophysics. The agreements with many foreign universities and dedicated funding from the Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR), the University of Padova and the INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padova allow the students to complete their formation with stages in top-level research institutes and universities in Europe, US and South America. Please apply at :


Deadline : 2020 June 16 (01pm Italian time)

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$13000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$15000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Doctoral Degree PhD office
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Giovanni Carraro
PhD in Astronomy - Padova University