Several PhD Positions in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, August 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
International Max Planck Research School Heidelberg
Job Announcement Text: 

The "International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg" (IMPRS-HD) invites applications for its PhD program.

The school aims to offer outstanding research and training opportunities with excellent instrumental, observational, and theoretical research facilities at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, the Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl, the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.

Main research topics carried out at these institutions are planet and star formation; exoplanets and substellar objects; astrometry; formation, evolution and dynamics of; active galactic nuclei and massive black holes; gravitational lensing; cosmology and structure formation; high energy astrophysics; search for non-baryonic dark matter; and state-of-the-art instrumentation for astronomy and astroparticle physics.

The IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Fundamental Physics.

Several fellowships are available with 1200-1300 Euro monthly average net income.

Interested students are invited to apply by November 21, 2018, for the academic year starting in September 2019. An earlier start of the thesis research is possible.

Applicants must have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Physics/Astronomy including a corresponding thesis and a very good physics background. Exceptional applicants with a BSc only may be accepted for
the 4+4 PhD program.

Further details on IMPRS-HD can be found at

Please follow the application procedures detailed on our webpage.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
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Koenigstuhl 17
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