PhD position in Strong gravitational lensing

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Strong Gravitational Lensing Group led by Dr. Simona Vegetti at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. The group focuses on using strong gravitational lensing observations to answer a broad range of scientific questions related to the nature of dark matter, star formation processes, AGN activity and the nature of magnetic fields in distant galaxies. 

We are looking for a PhD candidate with interests in new numerical approaches to gravitational lens modelling and the analysis of high-angular resolution data from optical imaging and radio/mm/sub-mm interferometeric observations. No previous experience in strong lensing is required.

As the successful candidate, you will join the vibrant research environment of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching. With its 14 long-term staff members, 40 postdocs, and a similar number of PhD students, MPA is ideal for developing your science through stimulating interactions. You will also be invited to join the local and Max Planck wide PhD network. As an employee of the Max Planck community, you will also have access to extensive resources and support, see

Salaries are paid at German civil service rates. The position comes with 30 day holiday entitlement, social security insurance, and social benefits according to the regulations for public service.

The position is available from September 2022, but the starting date is negotiable. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending in a single pdf file a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a three-page statement of their scientific experience and interests by 4 August 2022. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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PhD position in strong gravitational lensing