PhD positions at the University of Amsterdam

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Amsterdam
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 94249
Noord Holland
1090 GE
Job Announcement Text: 

The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) at the University of Amsterdam invites applicants for multiple PhD positions in astronomy and astrophysics. The positions are open to candidates from any country. The institute provides a stimulating, international environment in a city where English is a common language. Of our current 50 PhD candidates, over 70% are foreign and over 40% are female.

PhD candidates execute a vigorous research program, under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Positions will be available in a number of fields of research where the institute is active, including exoplanets and their atmospheres, protoplanetary disks, stellar astrophysics, compact objects, supernovae and compact object mergers and magnetohydrodynamic simulations of relativistic jets.

On our website you will find general information about doing a PhD at the API, our research and the available projects.


The successful candidates must have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in physics, astronomy or a related subject, by the PhD starting date, which will typically be in Autumn 2019, but this is negotiable. 

Application procedure

We are an equal opportunity employer and greatly value the diverse nature of our institute. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Applications will be via online submission using the link below, where further instructions are provided.

Included Benefits: 

University of Amsterdam PhD candidates are fully-funded for four years and earn competitive salaries.  The salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,325 to €2,972 (salary scale P) gross per month. This is excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional comprehensive benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave and pension contribution. The mandatory Dutch health insurance is not included, but is very affordable (~€100 per month). Relocation costs (within reason) will also be reimbursed.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Ms. Milena Hoekstra
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