PhD student position in astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Turku
Department Name: 
Tuorla observatory
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a PhD student position at Tuorla observatory, University of Turku. The position is filled for two years starting from Sept 1, 2018.  

The PhD student is expected to do studies and research in the field of theoretical high-energy astrophysics, in particular, on the physics of accreting black holes, under supervision of Prof. Juri Poutanen and Dr. Alexandra Veledina. The student is also expected to act as an assistant on physics and astronomy courses.    
Candidates applying for the position should have a Master degree in physics or astronomy or a related field by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will also have to apply for the right to pursue PhD studies at the University of Turku to the Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences by 23 March 2018.

The starting salary is about 2200€/month. There will be a four-month trial period in the contract.

Applications must include as attachments 
(1) letter describing research interests and previous experience along with the contact details of two referees, 
(2) CV and list of publications, 
(3) transcript of records for both Bachelor and Master studies.  
Applications should be submitted electronically by December 17, 2017, via the link

For more information, please, contact Juri Poutanen (juri.poutanen at For information about the application for the right to pursue PhD studies, please, contact the coordinator of the Doctoral Programme Nina Lehtimäki (nina.lehtimaki at 

Included Benefits: 

All employees in Finland and at University of Turku enjoy full access to the national health care system. The position includes 5 weeks paid annual leave. For employees with small children there are extra possibilities of leave and there are state provided daycare facilities.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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