PhD Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Cologne in Germany, 2017

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The 1st Physics Institute of the University of Cologne, group of Prof. Dr. Lucas Labadie, invites applications for a PhD Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The position is available for German applicants. The successful candidate will work towards a PhD thesis in Experimental Physics/Astrophysics covering both an instrumentation and astrophysics subject.

The aim of this position is to support successful candidate will work towards a PhD thesis in Experimental Physics/Astrophysics covering both an instrumentation and astrophysics subject.

The University of Cologne is a university in Cologne, Germany. It was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe and, although it closed in 1798 before being re-established in 1919, it is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48,000 students.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is awarded in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Scholarship Award: Position will cover the following:

  • The position is funded for three years, with a possible extension upon performance. The salary will be based on the German E13 TV-L scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.

Number of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants should hold the equivalent of a MSc or Diploma degree in astrophysics, astronomy or physics.
  • She/He should ideally also have a strong background in fields associated to astronomical instrumentation or/and in observational astronomy. The working language is English.

Nationality: German applicants are eligible to apply for the grant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a MSc or Diploma degree in astrophysics, astronomy or physics.

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How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email:

  • Applicants should send a single PDF file containing a CV, educational and grades record, and a short statement of research interests to Labadie-at-ph1.uni-koeln.de. The names of two referees to whom reference will be asked must be provided.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 30, 2017.

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