The research studentship programme of the European Southern Observatory provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to conduct their research in the vibrant scientific environment of one of the world's leading observatories for a period of up to two years. ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe. Its approximately 110 staff astronomers, 40 Fellows and 40 PhD students conduct frontline research in fields ranging from exoplanets to cosmology, offering one of the most collaborative and stimulating scientific settings anywhere in the world.
ESO's studentship positions are open to students enrolled in a PhD programme in astronomy or related fields (observational, theoretical and fundamental astrophysics). Students accepted into the programme work on their doctoral project under the formal supervision of their home university, but they come to ESO to work and study under the co-supervision of an ESO staff astronomer, normally for a period of between one and two years. Studentships may be hosted either at ESO's Headquarters in Garching (Germany) or at ESO's offices in Santiago (Chile).
If you are interested in enhancing your PhD experience in an international and culturally-rich environment, grow your network of potential collaborators and generally consolidate your scientific profile through an extended stay at ESO, then please review the full ESO Studentship Programme vacancy and instructions on how to apply available to view from: http://recruitment.eso.org/.
Closing date for applications is 15 Nov 2018. Requests for recommendation letters should be triggered immediately - do not delay.
Please visit http://www.eso.org/public/jobs/conditions/students/ for details of the employment conditions and benefits.
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