Location: Hannover, Germany
PhD position in theoretical gravitational physics and cosmology at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Germany
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Hannover, Germany, announces the opening of one PhD position in theoretical gravitational physics and cosmology, nominally starting as early as April 1, 2020. (A later start date is possible.)
The successful candidate will pursue research in the recently established Lise Meitner Research Group “Gravitational Theory and Cosmology,” led by Anna Ijjas. PhD theses may span topics ranging from mathematical relativity to theoretical and numerical cosmology. The PhD student will be associated with the joint AEI-Princeton Cosmology Initiative of the Simons Foundation and will participate in a wide range of activities (workshops, visits, seminars, journal clubs, special events) in Europe and the US.
The successful applicant will enroll in the International Max Planck Research School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy and conduct their research at the AEI in Hannover, receiving their PhD degree from the Leibniz University Hannover. The expected duration of the PhD program is three years; it can be extended to four years in exceptional cases.
Using the link below, applicants may upload a recent CV and a brief (1-page) research statement as a single pdf-file as well as the contact information for two referees who will be solicited to provide letters of support. (The research statement should describe past research experience and projects including publications, where applicable. No future research proposal is required.) Applicants are required to have a master’s degree by the start of the PhD program.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The final deadline is Jan 15th, 2020.
Please send all inquiries to Anna Ijjas at anna.ijjas[AT]aei.mpg.de
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.
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