The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a PhD Studentship in Galactic Astronomy. The position is an ERC-funded PhD position in the Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo section. Research in this section is largely based on studying the merging history of the Milky Way through stellar populations using astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic surveys as well as developing algorithms for numerically modelling dynamical processes acting in the Galaxy and performing large computer simulations. The main goal of the PhD is to study the early accretion history phase of the Milky Way through numerical simulations and interpretation of data from large surveys with Dr. Chervin Laporte. The position begins in September 2020 and includes support for travel, computing and access to HPC supercomputers. The applicant is expected to have or shortly receive a Masters degree in Physics, Mathematics, Astrophysics or Astronomy. For more information see: https://www.aip.de/en/career/jobs/jobs-1/phd-studentship-in-galactic-ast...
The salary is based on the German public service scale (TV-L 13). The AIP is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities. The AIP is located in the beautiful Potsdam/Babelsberg area, at the South-western border of the Berlin metropolitan area. About 130 scientists work on a variety of astrophysical topics covering the full range from solar physics to cosmology. Potsdam is also the home of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, the Institute for Physics & Astronomy of Potsdam University and several other research institutions.
To apply, send a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a motivation letter including statements on education, skills and experience. If applicable please attach separately the copies of Bachelor and/or Master Thesis. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to arrive by the deadline. Application material should be sent to Dr. Chervin Laporte via e-mail to email@example.com by 31st December. Review of applications will begin on 1st January 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
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