PhD Fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute

Ph.D. fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) invites applications for one Ph.D. position in theoretical astroparticle physics commencing 1 October 2021 or by agreement.

Job description:

The NBIA ( is an independent centre of excellence hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) and functions as the primary centre of fundamental research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The astroparticle physics group at NBI ( has broad interests at the interface between astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics. We are looking for exceptional candidates with good theoretical foundation who will conduct research in multi-messenger astrophysics with a focus on high-energy neutrino emission and its observation in present and future neutrino telescopes. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong analytical skills, who have previous experience in the modelling of high-energy neutrino sources and/or the statistical analysis of multi-messenger data. A close collaboration with the NBI IceCube group ( is also expected.

Principal supervisor:

Markus Ahlers (

Job description:

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

* To manage and carry through your research project 

* Attend Ph.D. courses 

* Write scientific articles and your Ph.D. 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 with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualification 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 333.464 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 57.022). 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, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this Ph.D. project.

* Curriculum Vitae

* Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 

* Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE (if any)

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

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 June 30, 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 Ph.D. student at the Ph.D. school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at 


For specific information about the Ph.D. position, please contact Markus Ahlers, email: 

General information about Ph.D. programmes at SCIENCE is available at 


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 30-06-2021
Employment start: 01-10-2021
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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