PhD position in stellar astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Innsbruck
Department Name: 
Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics
Street Line 1: 
Technikerstrasse 25/8
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for a PhD position to study pre-main sequence stars with asteroseismology. The PhD student will join a newly established research group on "Stellar evolution & asteroseismology" led by Prof. Konstanze Zwintz. The group focuses on a better description of the physical processes acting in the pre-main sequence evolutionary stages with a particular emphasis on constraining the interior structures of young stars from their pulsations.

The PhD project will include observational analyses including data reduction and processing and detailed interpretation of data in terms of stellar variability and asteroseismology, but also modelling aspects for an asteroseismic interpretation of the observational findings. Observational data are available from the space missions Kepler K2, BRITE-Constellation and TESS as well as spectroscopic observations from different instruments on the ground.

The position requires a Master degree in Physis, Astronomy or Astrophysics and a basic knowledge of asteroseismic methods. Employment as a PhD student is for 4 years starting in October 2019 (tentative). Participation in teaching is required.

The following information should be provided using the University of Innsbruck application system: a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and relevant experience (max. 2 pages); copies of university grades, certificates and / or diplomas. We also ask for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email, attention to:

Further information about the PhD project may be obtained from Konstanze Zwintz, email:

The University of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women.

Included Benefits: 

Social, health and dental insurance are included.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 22, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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PhD position in pre-MS asteroseismology