PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics University of Copenhagen, The Niels Bohr Institute Denmark

PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics

 

Niels Bohr International Academy and DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering a PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics commencing on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

 

Description of the scientific environment 

The AstroNu group (http://astronu.nbi.ku.dk) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen aims at unveiling the nature of fascinating weakly interacting elementary particles, such as the neutrino, and at using them as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe.  

 

Project description 

Neutrinos vastly outnumber all other particles in our Universe, except photons. Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles playing a fundamental role in astrophysical environments. Because of their feeble interacting nature, neutrinos escape almost unimpeded from their sources hence being powerful messengers of extreme astrophysical sites not otherwise accessible.  

 

We are interested in unveiling the nature of these puzzling elementary particles and at using neutrinos as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe, such as core-collapse supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and compact binary mergers.  

 

We seek all PhD applicants interested in research in theoretical neutrino astrophysics and its applications.  

 

Principal supervisor is associate professor Irene Tamborra, Niels Bohr International Academy and DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk. 

 

Job description 

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 

  • To manage and carry through your research project 

  • Attend PhD courses 

  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

  • Teach and disseminate your research 

  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad 

  • Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or Astrophysics with outstanding results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 

 

Terms of employment  

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  

 

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  

 

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.848). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

Application Procedure 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  

 

Please include  

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project. 

  • CV  

  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 

  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),  

  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

 

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.  

 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

 

Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

 

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 

 

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor associate professor Irene Tamborra, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 32 27. 

 

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.  


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