PhD Position in High-redshift galaxy formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Department Name: 
University of Groningen
Street Line 1: 
Landleven 12
9747 AD
Job Announcement Text: 

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for a 4-year PhD position funded by the ERC Starting Grant, DELPHI, led by Dr. Pratika Dayal.

The PhD candidate will be embedded in a team that aims at combining the latest cosmological simulations and semi-analytical models to build a coherent and predictive model of galaxy formation in the first billion years.

The candidate must hold a Masters degree or equivalent by the starting date of the position. Previous research experience , an excellent academic record, good command of English and strong communication/writing skills will be important criteria for the selection.

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen is world-wide recognised for the breadth and quality of its research and is one of the four Dutch astronomical departments constituting NOVA. The Institute is located at the same site as the low-energy division of the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), which gives Groningen a strategic position within Dutch Astronomy.

Applicants should send a single pdf with a CV, transcripts of study records (with grades), a brief statement of past research and research interests and a preferred start date to They should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to this address by the application deadline. Informal enquiries about these positions are welcome and should be sent to

The deadline for applications is 30th September 2017. The review process will start immediately, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The preferred, negotiable, starting date is the 1st of March 2018.


Included Benefits: 

The University of Groningen is an equal-opportunity employer. The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,222.-gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,840.- gross per month in the final year, based on a full-time position.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, October 20, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Pratika Dayal
Assistant Professor
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Department Name: 
University of Groningen