The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) at the University of Amsterdam invites applicants for 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 from abroad 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 in fields of research where the institute is active, including planet formation and exoplanets, stellar astrophysics, astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes, and the detection and characterization of radio counterparts of gravitational wave sources.
General information about doing a PhD at the API, our research, and the available projects can be found on our website.
The successful candidate must have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in physics, astronomy or a related subject, by the PhD starting date, which will typically be in Autumn 2022, but this is negotiable.
We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of four years (the initial contract will be for 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total of four years). PhD candidates are expected to assist in teaching undergraduates and master students.
Applications can be submitted online using the link below, where further instructions are provided. Applications should include: a CV, a transcript of all university courses and grades, a cover letter which includes a brief statement of research interests and experience, and contact details of at least two referees. Please combine all documents into a single PDF file and submit using the CV upload box in the application form.
Applications need to be submitted on or before 14 November 2021.