PhD position in Relativistic Astrophysics at University of Valencia

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Location:  Valencia, Spain

The Relativistic Astrophysics Group of the University of Valencia (Spain) seeks candidates for a PhD position. The application deadline is January 7, 2010. The PhD position is opened through the “Prometeo/2009 Santiago Grisoli­a” program of the Generalitat Valenciana. Eligible candidates must have obtained their degree in a non-Spanish university after January 1st 2008, and are expected to enroll in the Master “Advanced Physics” of the University of Valencia.

The group carries research in the fields of numerical relativistic hydrodynamics and magneto-hydrodynamics, numerical relativity, and numerical cosmology. The group is actively investigating astrophysical scenarios such as stellar collapse, accretion onto compact objecs, dynamics and evolution of (magnetized) neutron stars, relativistic jets (in active galaxies and microquasars), gamma-ray bursts, galaxy formation, galaxy clusters, and gravitational radiation. The focus of the PhD position will be related to any of the above topics.

Economic conditions:

The salary of the position is of 1200 euros per month, which includes health insurance through the Spanish public system (Seguridad Social). In addition, the selected candidate will receive 1600 euros as a contribution to the settlement fees, and 1200 euros to cover the registration taxes in the Master “Advanced Physics” of the University of Valencia. The duration of the position can be extended up to a total of three years.

Documentation to be provided by the candidates:

1.- Photocopy of the passport (non-EU citizens) or of the Identification card (EU citizens).
2.- Official certification of degree and marks (official translation to Spanish is requested).
3.- Photocopy of the academic degree (official translation to Spanish is requested).
4.- CV
5.- Rationale of the research project to be done (in coordination with the group).
6.- Two reference letters.
7.- Accreditation of the knowledge of English or Spanish.

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