Contact:  bbonga[AT]science.ru.nlLocation:  Nijmegen, The Netherlands
A PhD position in general relativity and gravitational wave physics is available at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of B. Bonga in the High-Energy Physics department and be part of an active research group in classical/strong and quantum gravity. The IMAPP provides an attractive working environment for foundational, front-line research. Besides Theoretical High-Energy Physics, Mathematical Physics, Astrophysics and Experimental High-Energy Physics are all strongly represented. The candidate is expected to start the position in October 2020, but an earlier or later starting date can be discussed.
Applicants must have a university degree in (theoretical) physics at the masters level or equivalent and proven abilities in theoretical physics and mathematics. The PhD position is for four years, which is the expected time for obtaining a doctoral degree in the Netherlands, and is subject to a review after one year.
PhD students are required to take a number of courses, usually in the form of attending winter schools organized by the Dutch Research School for Theoretical Physics. They also act as teaching assistants for about ten percent of their working time (usually as tutors for exercise classes of theoretical courses for bachelor or masters students) and are paid according to nationally set standard rates.
The application should include your CV highlighting your research experience (if any), transcripts of university grades and degrees and a statement of research interests and motivation (one-two pages). In addition, the applicant should arrange that (at least) two reference letters, one of which should be from your master thesis supervisor, are sent directly to the email address below.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is July 1st, 2020. Applications should be sent electronically as pdf-file(s) to B. Bonga (bbonga AT science.ru.nl).