Applications are invited for a PhD student position at the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS in Krakow to work uder a supervision of prof. Jacek Niemiec on the project “Particle acceleration in shocks waves in cosmic plasmas”. The project is focused on studies of nonrelativistic and relativistic shock waves and also other systems of cosmic plasmas using plasma simulations methods, in particular kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) techniques. The research will be performed within international collaboration with groups from Germany and Japan.
A candidate must be enrolled in the PhD program at the Krakow School of Interdisciplinary PhD Studies, during which she/he will receive a scholarship. An additional scholarship funded from the National Science Centre project will be awarded for at least 36 months. Travel funding is also provided. Starting date is not later than October 31, 2021.
Candidates are required to have completed their MSc degree in astronomy, physics, or equivalent in related field.
- good knowledge of electrodynamics and a basic knowledge in the field of astrophysics.
- good knowledge of C or Fortran programming
- good command of English.
Applicants should provide via e-mail in PDF format: CV with a statement of consent to the processing of personal data for purposes of recruitment, a copy of MSc diploma, a transcript of grades with the average grade for courses taken during MSc studies, a statement of motivation, research interests and experience, and arrange for letter of recommendation from MSc supervisor.
Interviews with selected candidates will choose applicants allowed to submit full recruitment application (deadline Oct. 1, 2021) and take a qualifying exam (see URL "Recruitment Announcement" with links, where info on the recruitment schedule, documents and the scope of the physics exam is also provided).