PhD in observational cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, April 16, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 14, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Tartu University
Job Announcement Text: 

The Observatory of Tartu University in Estonia invites applications for a PhD position in the field of observational cosmology. The successful applicant will investigate the properties of the diffuse cosmic baryons in the filaments of the Cosmic Web in hydrodynamical simulations. This theoretical knowledge will be used to construct predictions for the observable quantities in terms of Far Ultra-Violet absoption and tested by comparison with observations. The goal is to advance on the problem of the missing baryons.

Tartu Observatory is among the leading astronomical research institutes in North-Eastern Europe, its strongest research being carried out in the field of the large-scale structure of the Universe. It offers a vibrantly modern and friendly work environment and conducts research in a broad and active international collaboration. It currently hosts 15 staff members and 4 PhD students in astrophysics.

The successful applicant should have a background in astrophysics and basic knowledge of Python. Candidates with background and interest in cosmology are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline for the application is May 15. Use this form to apply. The name of the project is "Warm WHIM and the missing baryons", (supervisors Jukka Nevalainen, Elmo Tempel), under Faculty of Science and Technology - physics. For more details on the application process and the required documents, send message here: More information for applicants is found here. For queries about the PhD project, send mail to: 

The interviews will be conducted during June 2021 and the starting date is Sep 1 2021.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$18700.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$18700.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
The net salary is 1300 EUR per month. It can be extended up to 4 years.
Included Benefits: 

There will be financial support available for the PhD student to visit summer schools and conferences.

Health care is included for PhD students.

The annual holiday is 42 days.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Ringa Raidsalu
Admissions Coordinator for Doctoral Studies
Tartu University
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jukka Nevalainen
PhD position