PhD position in Gravitational Wave Physics and Cosmology, Leuven, Belgium

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Deadline:  2024-02-15

Location:  Leuven, Belgium

We are inviting applications for a PhD Position in Gravitational Wave Physics and Cosmology.

The Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) at the University of Leuven is a large theoretical physics Institute which currently comprises about 40 researchers at all levels and which has a broad expertise in many branches of theoretical physics, including high-energy physics, cosmology, gravitational wave physics, and theoretical condensed matter physics. We are part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy on the Science campus just outside the city of Leuven. The ITP runs a prestigious Theoretical Physics Master Programme and a PhD programme, which is embedded into the Arenberg Doctoral School of KU Leuven. We organise numerous seminars, journal clubs and regular colloquia. In addition the Institute has close ties (including joint seminars) with the International Solvay Institutes for Physics in nearby Brussels and with research groups in the Netherlands. The ITP is also home to the Centre for Gravitational Waves, a multi-disciplinary research centre that stimulates collaboration on gravitational wave physics and facilitates the Belgian contributions to the development and construction of future gravitational wave observatories.

The PhD position will be co-supervised by Prof. Thomas Hertog and Dr. Henri Inchauspe’.

We invite applications for a PhD position in gravitational wave physics and cosmology broadly in connection with the Institute’s fundamental physics and simulator contributions to LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna that will measure gravitational waves in space.

The preferred start date of the appointment is 1st September 2024 and the PhD has to be completed in four years. PhD students at KU Leuven have a limited amount of teaching duties and receive a generous remuneration package.

Application procedure:
Your application should include your CV, your grades from your bachelors and masters programme, a motivational letter which includes a brief description of your research interest, and the names and contact details of at least 2 referees (added as a separate file to the application) who are willing to provide recommendation letters. No letters are required at this point.

For more information please contact Dr. Jonathan Menu, tel.: +32 16 32 07 94, mail:[AT] or Mrs. Anneleen Marcelis, tel.: +32 16 32 72 32, mail: anneleen.marcelis[AT]