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IMPRS PhD Position in Astrophysics at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in Germany, 2019

The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich is offering up to 25 PhD positions for research in various fields of astrophysics. Successful applicants with a MSc degree will receive a work contract of about EUR 1400 per month for a maximum period of three years if required. The application deadline is November 1, 2019.

Study Subject(s): Positions are available in various fields of astrophysics- Infrared-Astronomy (MPE), High Energy Astrophysics (MPE), Optical and Interpretative Astronomy (MPE), Center for Astrochemical Studies (MPE), Extragalactic Astronomy (USM), Computational Astrophysics (USM), Stellar Astrophysics – Expanding Atmospheres of Hot Stars (USM), Computational Star and Planet Formation Group (USM), Plasma-Astrophysics (USM), Young Stars & Star Formation Group (USM), Cosmology and Structure Formation (USM), Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology (MPA), High Energy Astrophysics (MPA), Supernovae (MPA), Stellar Astrophysics (MPA), from planets and star formation to stellar structure (ESO) and from ISM, stellar populations, and clusters to galaxies and cosmology(ESO)
Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme at the International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.
Scholarship Provider: The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.
Award can be taken at: Germany

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Eligibility:
-Applicants must have a Master in Physics or Astrophysics.
-Applicants holding a Bachelor degree have to apply to the Master of Astrophysics (or Master of Physics) Program at the LMU before  they can be admitted to the IMPRS PhD program to obtain a Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (applications are encouraged even if the degree will not be obtained before November 1, 2019.
-Candidates whose native language is not English or German are required to provide a certificate documenting proficiency in English, for example TOEFL (IbT of at least 94 points) or IELTS (of at least 7 points) or equivalent. If you are unsure on that or if you have difficulties in getting the certificates in time, please contact us.

Open for International Students: Students from all countries are welcome applicants.

Description:   are the joint International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Astrophysics of
the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
the University Observatory Munich (USM)
the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Together, they form one of the largest centers of astrophysical research in the world, covering every subject from planets, stars, and galaxies to cosmology. Access to the world’s largest telescopes and a stimulating scientific environment provide our students with the ideal conditions for their PhD research.

Number of award(s): Up to 25 PhD positions are available.

What does it cover? Successful applicants with a MSc degree will receive a work contract of about EUR 1400 per month, (depending on family status) for a maximum period of three years if required.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applications will nonetheless be accepted until all positions are filled. A complete application must include the following documents:
-A fully filled-in online application form, including a list of all courses and credits
-Curriculum vitae as PDF file in the upload area of the application form
-Three letters of recommendation uploaded by your referees, for more information follow the instructions in the online application form
-Copies of all academic certificates including High School Diploma, M.Sc., B.Sc., etc. as one PDF file in the uploaded area of the application form (originals must be presented, if you are invited for an interview)
-Copy of your M.Sc. thesis (with English abstract if the thesis is not written in English) or -preliminary master thesis abstract as PDF file in the upload area
-Proof of English Language ability when applicable (e.g. transcript of TOEFL / IELTS scores or equivalent; our TOEFL Institution and Department Code is 8223).

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Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.

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