PhD position in Theoretical Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany

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Deadline:  2024-01-31

Location:  Potsdam, Germany

The Theoretical Astrophysics group at the University of Potsdam is opening a PhD position. The group works on a variety of research fields, among others, numerical-relativity simulations, gravitational-wave modeling, the modeling of electromagnetic signatures connected to binary neutron star and black hole-neutron star mergers, as well as multi-messenger astrophysics and its connection to nuclear physics. We are interested in hiring a creative, proactive, and motivated candidate who would like to work in any of the listed fields.

The group has strong ties to the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI), and it is expected that the successful candidate will join the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “Gravity at the Extreme: From Theory to Observation”. The successful candidate will also be involved in teaching courses at the University of Potsdam, most likely as part of the M.Sc. Astrophysics program.

Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree (or an equivalent degree) in a topic relevant to the PhD position, e.g., Physics, Mathematics, or Astronomy/Astrophysics, by the start of the PhD program. The duration of the PhD position is fixed for a total of three years. However, an extension could be made depending on the funding situation.

For the application, please follow the given link. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, university transcripts, a statement of research interests (no more than three pages), a list of publications (if applicable), and your Master’s thesis (if applicable). The statement of research interests should describe the student’s past research experience, future research interests, and how they relate to the advertised PhD position. Applicants also need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters (applications with fewer reference letters will also be accepted). Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters.

The science and University campus in Potsdam Golm offers a stimulating research environment and hosts, among others, the Faculty of Science of the University of Potsdam, as well as three Max-Planck Institutes and two Fraunhofer Institutes. Potsdam is home to over 40 research institutes and is located just 30 minutes from the city center of Berlin.
The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

The deadline for full consideration is January 31st, 2024. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.