PhD positions in time-domain astrophysics and cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Department Name: 
Niels Bohr Institute
Street Line 1: 
Blegdamsvej 17
Job Announcement Text: 

DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering several PhD studentships in transient astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, and/or cosmology, commencing 1 September 2018 or as negotiated.

Project description

We are looking for talented and highly motivated students who are interested in theoretical and observational astrophysics and cosmology, in the area of transient or variable sources such as supernovae, tidal disruption events, gravitational waves, kilonovae and active galactic nuclei.

PhD positions are available in the following scientific areas:

  • dust formation and destruction in and around supernovae
  • cosmographic tests of the cosmological metric – implications for understanding cosmic acceleration
  • the nature of gravitationally lensed transients
  • the origin of heavy elements and the properties of the associated kilonova
  • tidal disruption of stars and other exotic phenomena around supermassive black holes
  • gas and stellar dynamics, supermassive black hole mass measurements, black hole fuelling
  • big data analysis and machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys
  • neutrino astrophysics

The positions are available for 3–5 years depending on the seniority of the student.

For more information on training content, job description, evaluation criteria, please see the full job announcement here >>

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus strongly welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality and individual disability.

How to apply

Please click here for the full announcement and to apply:




Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$48900.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
+ 6700 USD yearly pension
Included Benefits: 
  • 6 weeks vacation
  • full social and health benefits (also for partners & family)
  • Generous parental leave

For more conditions of employment:

The positions are also available for candidates who are eligible to be enrolled as a MSc student. For further information about the study programme please see:


Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, June 25, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Christa Gall
Associate Professor
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