PhD position in Strong gravitational lensing

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Garching by Munich
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics invites applications for a PhD position in the area of strong gravitational lensing. The successful candidate will work with Dr Simona Vegetti on gravitational lensing as a probe of galaxy formation and the nature of dark matter.

Observational and numerical projects are both available, and applicants with interests in either of these fields are invited to apply. The successful candidate will join the vibrant research environment of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. The position comes with a generous travel budget, and the student will have the opportunity to travel to the US, UK and the Netherlands to work with collaborators.

The position is available from February 2020, but the starting date is negotiable. Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of their scientific experience and interests, and a copy of their academic transcripts to the email address The candidates should also arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent to the same email address.

Applications are due by December 1, but later applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The MPA is actively committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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