Research in astrophysics, planetary science and space plasma/solar physics

University College London

PhD 3 years London, UK

Uploaded 14 Dec 2018

Job Description

The UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics has eight PhD projects available, in collaboration with STFC. 

Observables from extreme mass ratio inspirals in the post-LIGO/Virgo era

Multi-messenger astrophysics of gravitational wave sources

Revealing the Milky disk formation history with the Gaia data

Comet Science with LSST

Microchannel plate efficiencies for high-mass anions at Titan and beyond

Solar Orbiter: Studies of the Solar Wind Charged Particle Populations

Understanding how elemental abundance varies with time in the solar atmosphere

Explosive energy release in solar and space plasmas

Applications submitted by 3rd February 2019 will be given full consideration. We will continue accepting applications until all places are filled. After we receive your application, we will select candidates for interviews. If you are selected, you will be invited for an interview at MSSL.You will have the opportunity to see the laboratory, students' flats and talk to current students. The studentships are for the advertised projects only. In your application, please specify which project you want to apply for. 

Person Specification

An upper second-class Bachelor’s degree, or a second-class Bachelor’s degree together with a Master's degree from a UK university in a relevant subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Students from the UK or those from the EU who meet the residency requirements (3 years' full-time residency in the UK) are potentially eligible for a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) studentship

These pay UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.

EU students who do not meet eligibility requirements still qualify for the UK/EU fees rate, but not the STFC maintenance allowance.