Applicants are invited for 1-2 PhD positions in extragalactic stellar streams in the new group of Sarah Pearson at DARK, the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The positions are part of the larger project: “Decoding Dark Matter with Stellar Streams from Beyond the Milky Way”. The start date is between 1 September - 1 December 2024.
Candidates with an interest in galaxies, galactic dynamics, stellar streams, dark matter, extragalactic astrophysics, and/or simulations are particularly encouraged to apply. PhD students are encouraged to develop ownership of their projects and will receive support to travel to international conferences, and visit collaborators.
DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, fundamental cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. PhDs are encouraged to interact with scientists at DARK and at other research centers.
DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to background, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.
For more information on the positions, DARK's areas of research, and on how to apply, please click APPLY HERE below.
Questions should be directed to Assistant Professor Sarah Pearson, [email protected] or secretary, Meagan K Jensen, [email protected].