The Astrophysics Division at the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Warsaw is seeking applicants for three PhD positions in areas related to: type Ia supernovae, statistical analysis of galaxy properties and machine learning techniques for big cosmological surveys. The positions are open to candidates from all countries. Description of the PhD projects can be found at http://gradschool.ncbj.gov.pl/physics-thesis-topics-for-february-2020/ (thesis topics no. 4, 9 and 10). The successful candidates are expected to start their research in February 2020.
Requirements: Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, astronomy or a related subject, a good command of the English language and very good knowledge of at least one programming language (such as Python, C, C++, Fortran 2003/2008 or similar) and the UNIX/LINUX environment. Previous research experience is beneficial. More informations about requirements can be found at http://gradschool.ncbj.gov.pl/requirements/.
Application procedure: Applications will be via online submission using the link http://gradschool.ncbj.gov.pl/overview/, where further instructions are provided. We recommend to contact potential supervisor of the preferred PhD project prior to sending an application (project on supernovae: pawel.bielewicz (at) ncbj.gov.pl ; project on galaxy properties: katarzyna.malek (at) ncbj.gov.pl ; project on machine learning: agnieszka.pollo (at) ncbj.gov.pl ).
The scholarship is for four years. The initial stipend, in accordance with the state regulations, amounts to PLN 2600 gross per month (not subject to income tax) and a subject to increase following a positive evaluation after 2 years of study. During the studies there are possibilities to apply for additional external funding.
Application Deadline: 4th November 2019 (this is valid deadline; the deadline given below was set automatically by job register)
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