PhD Studentship to work in the area of Star and Planet Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Department Name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics Section
Street Line 1: 
31 Fitzwilliam Place
City: 
Dublin
State/Province: 
Dublin
Zip/Postal: 
D02 XF86
Country: 
Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a PhD studentship to work in the area of star and planet formation. This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through an ERC Advanced Grant and will involve the use of data from SPIRou, on the Canada French Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)  to study magnetic fields of young stars and their disks. The student will join a vibrant group working with JWST, near-infrared and radio interferometry and with a strong background in astrophysical simulations. He/she is expected to register in Trinity College Dublin and will be co-supervised by Professors Tom Ray and Aline Vidotto.  Requirements: applicants need to have gained a first class or upper second honors degree (or equivalent) or a master's degree in an appropriate subject e.g. astronomy or physics. A good command of English, to at least IELTS level 6.5, is also required for international applicants. The successful student will be expected to start on 1st October 2018.
For additional information regarding the research topic, please contact Prof Tom Ray (tr@cp.dias.ie) or, if you have a question regarding the terms and conditions of the studentship, Eileen Flood (eflood@cp.dias.ie).
Applicants should include the following documents with their application: degree certificates and transcript of records, a brief description of their research interests and experience, along with the names and contact details of two referees who can be approached for letters of recommendation. Completed applications should be sent directly to Eileen Flood (eflood@cp.dias.ie) and those submitted by Friday 11th May 2018 will receive our full consideration.

DIAS is an equal opportunity employer

Included Benefits: 

Studentships will be awarded for four years and will cover all university fees, the cost of a laptop, travel to conferences, etc., and a tax-free maintenance allowance of €18,000 p.a.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Eileen Flood
Title: 
Technical Officer
Institution/Company: 
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Department Name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics Section
Street Line 1: 
31 Fitzwilliam Place
City: 
Dublin
Zip/Postal Code: 
D02 XF86
Country: 
Ireland
Phone: 
+353-1-4406656 ext 360
Email: 
eflood@cp.dias.ie
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Tom Ray
Subject: 
PhD in Planet and Star Formation
Email: 
tr@cp.dias.ie