Two Ph.D. Positions available at the Centre for Astronomy of NUI Galway, Ireland

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Publish Date: 
Monday, December 28, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
National University of Ireland Galway
Department Name: 
Centre for Astronomy, School of Physics
Street Line 1: 
University Road
co. Galway
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for two PhD positions at the Centre for Astronomy of the National University of Ireland, Galway, to start in Autumn 2021, to join active research programs led by the Centre’s new faculty members, Dr. Luca Matrà and Dr. Evan Keane. 

The first position will be to join Dr. Evan Keane’s research group working on such topics as studies of fundamental physics with pulsars and fast radio bursts, and searches for technosignatures of extraterrestrial intelligence. This work will use the world's biggest radio telescopes, in particular MeerKAT, FAST, Parkes as well as Ireland’s own radio telescope I-LOFAR.

The second position will be to join Dr. Luca Matrà’s research group working on exocomets, planetesimal belts and exoplanetary systems; the project will characterise the composition of exocomets using a multiwavelength approach, with existing data from ALMA (mm) to HST (UV) wavelengths, and planning for upcoming IR facilities like JWST and CRIRES+ on the VLT.

We seek excellent applicants who, by the starting date of the PhD, will have achieved a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent), or who will have completed a Masters degree in Astronomy, Physics or related relevant subject. 

Further details can be found at this link

The application deadline is January 25th, 2021 at 5 PM Irish Time, with interviews likely to be held in the week of February 1st-5th. Applications, as well as any queries, can be directed via email to Dr. Luca Matrà and/or Dr. Evan Keane at

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 25, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 8, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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