The Astronomical Observatory at Ghent University in Belgium invites applications for a PhD position in galaxy evolution, under the supervision of Prof. Arjen van der Wel. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with data from large galaxy surveys (VLT/LEGA-C, HST/CANDELS and/or upcoming datasets from JWST) within the context of an international research team.
Supported by a 4-year salary and ample travel funds, the student will be encouraged to attend meetings, conferences, and collaborative research visits abroad.
Ghent is renowned for its beautiful medieval town centre, its lively cultural and music scene, and its vibrant student life. Ghent University is an internationally highly ranked university with more than 40,000 students.
Applicants should have a MSc degree in astronomy or a closely related field. Applications (to be sent by email, including a cover letter and a CV) and at least two letters of reference are due on August 1st, 2021. The starting date is expected to be before October 31st, 2021, but is negotiable. Questions about the position can be directed to Arjen van der Wel (firstname.lastname@example.org).