We are offering a 3-year PhD position at the Observatory of the University of Hamburg in observational extra-galactic astronomy at ultra-low radio frequencies. The student research will focus on active galactic nuclei and galaxy cluster science. Specifically, the student will investigate the formation and properties of diffuse radio emission in galaxy clusters at unexplored frequencies (<100 MHz).
The Observatory offers a diverse and rich research environment. Our teams have strong expertise in radio, X-ray and numerical modeling. The candidate will have privileged use of our own LOFAR station, state-of-the-art computing facilities and early access to large survey data from LOFAR, eRosita, 4MOST. The student will be part of the LOFAR collaboration, which includes hundreds of scientists across the European continent. Funding for travel to attend and present at domestic and international meetings will be available. A master in astronomy, physics or equivalent is a requirement; good programming skills and knowledge in radio interferometry are an asset. Please send a motivation letter and a CV via email to Prof. de Gasperin by May 1st, 2018. The position is expected to begin no later than September 2018. Also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted via email.
Standard benefits such as medical insurance, retirement benefits as well as parental leaves included.
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