5 PhD positions in astrophysics at Radboud University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Radboud University
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for 5 PhD positions in Astrophysics at Radboud University in the Netherlands, to work in various research groups within the Department of Astrophysics. The offered PhD projects are:

1. Gaia and BlackGEM synoptic transient surveys

2. Stellar explosions and binary evolution

3. Science with the Netherlands-China Low frequency Explorer (NCLE)

4. Magnetic fields in the Milky Way: Faraday Tomography of large radio-polarimetric surveys

5. Magnetic fields in the Milky Way: introducing optical polarimetry of stars

For extended descriptions of these positions, please see http://www.ru.nl/astrophysics/about-us/vacancies/phd-positions-astrophys....

The Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). The vibrant department consists of 13 faculty, ~15 postdocs and engineers, ~20 PhD students, and ~10 Master students. Research activities focus on high-energy astrophysics, black holes, cosmic-rays, gravitational waves, stellar and binary evolution, star clusters and the Milky Way.

To apply, email a cover letter, CV, list of university courses taken with a transcript of grades, and a brief research statement (PDF) to secr@astro.ru.nl, mentioning “PhDApril2018” in the subject line. Also, please arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to secr@astro.ru.nl, also using “PhDApril2018” in the subject line. You should have a MSc in astronomy or physics. You are welcome to apply for any of the positions or to express your interest in one or more specific projects. Complete applications received by 15 April 2018 will receive full consideration. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$2740.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$3500.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

- The positions are part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities and research institutes;

- the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month, and will increase to €2,840 in the fourth year;

- in addition to the salary, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

- you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;

- you will be classified as a PhD Candidate in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);

- you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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