PhD Position in Astrophysics: dark matter and galaxy formation/evolution

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Publish Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2020
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Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
University of Iceland
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The Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland invites applications for one PhD position in Astrophysics. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr. Jesús Zavala Franco, working on exploring the nature of dark matter with Near-Field cosmology within a generalized framework of galaxy formation and evolution (ETHOS). Such framework includes the impact of allowed non-gravitational dark matter interactions within cosmological hydrodynamical simulations. This project is funded for three years by a grant given by the Icelandic Research Fund, and has the overarching objective of finding clues of new dark matter physics in the properties of galaxies across time. The PhD programme aims at giving the students a broad perspective of dark matter physics, covering aspects of its particle nature, as well as its role in galaxy formation and evolution. In addition to salary, the PhD position includes a budget for travel expenses to attend conferences and make research visits.

Suitable candidates must hold a M.Sc. degree in Physics or Astronomy. Those applicants that do not yet have the degree but are expected to get it by the Fall of 2020 will be considered for the position, on the condition that proof of the degree is provided in due time. Proficiency in English is required. The positions are for three years and start in the Fall 2020.

Candidates must fill a formal application in this website* by the deadline (April 21st 2020). A complete application package includes: i) CV, ii) certificates of education (BS and MSc degree), iii) a description of the applicant's interests in the project and previous research experience; iv) two reference letters sent directly to

Further inquiries about the position are welcome.

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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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