PhD position in Physics of Compact Stars and Dark Matter, Lisbon/Coimbra, Portugal

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Deadline:  2022-03-31

Location:  Lisbon/Coimbra, Portugal

The Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon) and Centre for Physics of the University of Coimbra (Coimbra) invite applications for a joint PhD position under the supervision of Prof. Ilidio Lopes and Dr. Violetta Sagun on compact stars, properties of strongly interacting matter and dark matter. The PhD fellow will join an interdisciplinary and innovative research project in the interface between astrophysics, nuclear physics and quantum chromodynamics. The position will be equally distributed in time between the Instituto Superior Tecnico and the University of Coimbra.

Applications, which have to be sent electronically to Violetta Sagun (violetta.sagun[AT], should include a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, certificates of all the obtained academic degrees, other documents that the candidate may consider relevant (diplomas, certificates etc..) and up to three reference letters. Candidates should hold either a pre-Bologna degree, or a pre-/post-Bologna Master’s degree at the time of application. Foreign degrees/diplomas are required to be recognized by the General Directorate of Higher Education or by a Portuguese higher education institution:

The application deadline for full consideration is 28th of February, 2022. Applications will continue to be considered until the 31th of March, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Violetta Sagun well in advance, to discuss potential projects and application procedure. The expected starting date of the PhD is October 1st, 2022.

The Instituto Superior Tecnico and the University of Coimbra are an equal opportunity employer with welcoming working conditions, career development, and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit the Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation site (, Coimbra University site ( and the Centre for Physics site (