PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Amsterdam

PhD 18 months Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Uploaded 1 Oct 2019

Job Description

PhD candidates execute a vigorous research program, under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Positions will be available in a number of fields of research where the institute is active, including exoplanets and their atmospheres, stellar astrophysics, astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes, and the detection and characterization of radio counterparts of gravitational wave sources.

University of Amsterdam PhD candidates are fully-funded for four years and earn competitive salaries. At first, a contract will be given for 18 months. If positively evaluated, the contract will be extended by a further 30 months and should lead to a completed PhD thesis. The salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,325 to €2,972 (salary scale P) gross per month.

Person Specification

The successful candidates 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 2020, but this is negotiable.

If you have not yet finished your Master's degree, a list of grades received to date is sufficient (official transcripts preferred if available from your University, but not required).