24 PhD positions in Astrophysics (m/f/d)

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The new Collaborative Research Center 1601 (CRC 1601: https://sfb1601.astro.uni-koeln.de) is a joint venture of the I. Physics Institute (University of Cologne), the Regional Computing Centre Cologne, the Argelander Institute for Astronomy (University of Bonn), the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Bonn) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Our research on the “Habitats of Massive Stars across Cosmic

Time” combines four methodological pillars: observational astronomy, instrumentation, laboratory astrophysics, and computational astrophysics. With the start of CRC 1601 on October 1st 2023, we offer

24 PhD positions in Astrophysics (m/f/d)

in the different methodological pillars to highly motivated and talented students. We provide a cutting-edge research environment, a unique international research collaboration, and state-of-the-art technologies. The list of PhD projects can be found here: https://sfb1601.astro.uni-koeln.de/phd-positions/ .

The PhD position start dates can vary and will be individually agreed upon, with the possibility of beginning from October 1st, 2023. The contract is on a fixed term basis for 2 + 1 years.

PhD students within CRC 1601 will profit from an international, (inter-)active student body and the large research network established between the participating institutions and beyond. The structured PhD training programme is associated with the Bonn-Cologne Research School for Physics and Astronomy (http://www.gradschool.physics.uni-bonn.de). Payment is based on work contracts (including health and social benefits) according to 66% of the German TVL-E13 scale if the necessary qualifications are met (see below).

Your profile:

  • You have a degree (MSc. or equivalent) in physics / astrophysics / astronomy / computer science or comparable.
  • You are highly motivated to work in a vibrant, multicultural collaboration.
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • You can think analytically and work independently, systematically and constructively.
  • Experience in writing research papers or scientific grant proposals is a plus.

Applications must be submitted as a single pdf-file containing a cover letter, CV, publication list and a statement on research interests (max. 2 pages). The cover letter of your application must include the reference numbers of up to 3 PhD projects from our website: https://sfb1601.astro.uni-koeln.de/phd-positions/

Please also name 2 contact persons (including their email) who have committed to write a letter of recommendation. By sending your application you give your consent to forward your documents to the project leaders of the CRC 1601.
Please submit your application until 15.8.2023 to: sfb1601-application@ph1.uni-koeln.de

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply. We strongly support balancing work and family life. We also welcome applications from people with special needs.

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