We invite applications for a PhD fellowship in plasma astrophysics/cosmic ray physics. The successful applicant will join the research group led by Prof. Huirong Yan at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and University of Potsdam working on topics involving astrophysical magnetic field, turbulence, and cosmic rays. The starting date can be as early as Dec. 1st, 2018. The purpose of the fellowships is research training leading to the successful completion of PhD degree at the Uni Potsdam.
As one of Germany’s largest research centres, DESY carries out fundamental research in various areas including astroparticle physics. The Institute for Physics & Astronomy at University of Potsdam supports a broad range of research in observational and theoretical astrophysics. It has close links with the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in addition to DESY that sponsors the PhD fellowships.
Requirements: The candidates should hold a Master degree in physics or astrophysics. Desired skills include training in plasma physics and/or astrophysics, in written documentation of scientific work, such as a Master thesis or publications. Programming skills and numerical experience are considered an asset. Proficient command of the English language is mandatory.
Application documents should be in one pdf file including the following documents: CV, degree certificates and transcript of records, a description of the applicant’s research interests and experience as well as the contact information of three references. Applications should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted by Nov. 5th will receive full considerations.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany.
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