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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.