PhD positions at the University of Amsterdam

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Amsterdam
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 94249
Noord Holland
1090 GE
Job Announcement Text: 

The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) at the University of Amsterdam invites applicants for multiple PhD positions in astronomy and astrophysics. The positions are open to candidates from any country. The institute provides a stimulating, international environment in a city where English is a common language. Of our current PhD candidates, over 70% are foreign, and over 40% are female.

PhD candidates execute a vigorous research program, under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Positions will be available across a range of fields of research where the institute is active, including exoplanets, compact objects, stellar astrophysics and transients.  On our website you will find information about our research and (at a later stage) details of available PhD projects.


​The successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a related topic by the PhD starting date, which will typically be in Autumn 2018, but this is negotiable. 

Application procedure

We are an equal opportunity employer and greatly value the diverse nature of our institute. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Please apply using the link on the website.

Applications need to be submitted on or before 21 November 2017. By early January we will invite promising candidates for a presentation and interviews to be held on 15 and 16 February 2018. 

Included Benefits: 

University of Amsterdam PhD candidates are fully-funded for four years (subject to an 18 month probation period) and earn competitive salaries. The salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,222 to €2,840 (salary scale P) gross per month, based on 38 hours per week. This is excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year bonus.

The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional comprehensive benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave and pension contribution. The mandatory Dutch health insurance is not included but is very affordable (~100 euro per month). Relocation costs (within reason) will also be reimbursed.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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