As a PhD candidate you will work with Prof. Heino Falcke on issues related to imaging black holes. The topic can be in either theoretical or observational astrophysics or a combination thereof, depending on your preference and talents. Radboud University is one of thirteen stakeholder organisations of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Consortium. Prof. Falcke's group was heavily involved in obtaining and modelling the first image of a black hole using the EHT. PhD topics can range from numerical simulations of black hole accretion flows and light propagation in curved space times to radio interferometric observations, data analysis and black hole imaging, or black hole parameter extraction from VLBI data using various methods, including machine learning. Whatever you do, you will need to have - and further develop - physics and computing skills. You will be expected to be self-motivated, curious, and able to quickly familiarise yourself with new topics.
As part of this team, you will be willing to pass on your knowledge to your peers by visiting workshops, meetings and conferences, both locally and abroad. You are an enthusiastic teacher and will be teaching Bachelor's and Master's students at the faculty as a teacher assistant, as well as a wider audience as part of our outreach efforts.
As an equal opportunity employer we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Participation into healthcare, unemployment and pension plans; 8% holiday allowance & 8.3% EOY bonus; Dual Career Service assistance; Paid maternity & parental leave.
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