PhD at Helmholtz Weizmann International Research School on Multimessenger Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
DESY/ Humboldt University/ University Potsdam
Berlin/ Brandenburg
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The school aims at bringing highly qualified and motivated graduate students to the forefront of the field of Multimessenger astronomy through a world-class international training environment. PhD students will work with leading scientists in the field related to the various messengers, e.g. electromagnetic radiation, neutrinos and gravitational waves. Collaboration between students and researchers at the partner institutions is facilitated through a lively exchange program. The professional training of students includes data science as a supporting component of the school. Furthermore, the school offers a number of individual measures to promote career development. Depending on the primary location (Germany or Israel), the PhD will either be earned from Humboldt-University Berlin, University of Potsdam or Weizmann Institute of Science. 

Multimessenger astronomy, the exploration of the Universe using information from a multitude of cosmic messengers, has lead to several groundbreaking discoveries during the last few years with significant contributions from the partner institutions. Through the development of better theoretical understanding, novel ways to combine the data and access to most sensitive instrumentation, members of the school will be optimally trained and positioned in this emerging field. 

Partners of the school are DESY and Weizmann institute of Science, as well the Humboldt-University Berlin and University Potsdam. The school is funded by the Helmholtz-Foundation, as well as the Weizmann Institute of Science .

Each year approximately 10 students from countries around the world are admitted to the school. The anticipated start of the PhD work is October 2019. 

Deadline for application: 15 April.

For more information including how to apply check the website:

Included Benefits: 

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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