We welcome candidates for PhD positions at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Successful candidates will join research activities in the Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology. The positions pertain to the following PhD advisers: doc. dr. Tanja Petrushevska: research in the field of astrophysical transients and prof. dr. Andrej Filipčič: research of extremely energetic cosmic particles with the Pierre Auger observatory. Candidates for these positions are required to meet the conditions for junior researcher funding by the Slovenian Research Agency, as stated in Article 113 of their Rules on (Co)Financing and Assessment Procedures and Monitoring the Conducting of Research (main requirements are: age limit 28 years, second level (master) degree or equivalent, and GPA above 80%). The following must be attached to the application: a short motivational letter; CV and a copy of your degree certificate, list of passed exams, grade point average.
PhD students are funded by the Slovenian Research Agency have all the social and welfare benefits as UNG employees (health care, maternity leave, pension, etc). The base salary, after tax, is around 1050 euros. There are also travel/conferences benefits. Beyond the salary, UNG employees get reimbursed for commuting expenses and lunch for each working day.
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