The research studentship programme of the European Southern Observatory provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to experience the exciting scientific environment at 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 solar system research, asteroid and comets, solar and stellar physics, astroparticle physics, exoplanets, astrobiology, galaxy and galaxy clusters, cosmology, theoretical astrophysics, large-scale structures simulations, and fundamental physics.
ESO's studentship positions are open to students enrolled in a PhD programme in astronomy or related fields. 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 vanacny and instructions on how to apply available to view from: http://recruitment.eso.org/.
Closing date for applications is 31.05.2018. Requests for reference letters should be triggered immediatly - do not delay.