PhD Candidate: Astrophysics / Black Holes / Event Horizon Telescope

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Radboud University Nijmegen
Department Name: 
Institute for Mathematics, Astronomy & Particle Physics
Street Line 1: 
Hijendaalseweg 135
City: 
Nijmegen
State/Province: 
Gelderland
Zip/Postal: 
6525 AJ
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

We ask

  • A MSc in Astronomy, Physics or equivalent.
  • You are excited to work in a stimulating and international team.

As an equal opportunity employer we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$2700.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$3441.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
32-40 hours per week
Included Benefits: 

Participation into healthcare, unemployment and pension plans; 8% holiday allowance & 8.3% EOY bonus; Dual Career Service assistance; Paid maternity & parental leave.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 14, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Heino Falcke
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Radboud University Nijmegen
Department Name: 
Dept. of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Hijendaalseweg 135
City: 
Nijmegen
Zip/Postal Code: 
6525 AJ
Country: 
Netherlands
Email: 
a.schut@astro.ru.nl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Ms. A. Schut
Email: 
a.schut@astro.ru.nl