Announcements about PhD positions can be provided by e-mail: mentors@europlanet-society.org

PhD in Astrophysics in Bologna

The deadline to submit applications is June 17, 2024.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Università di Bologna and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) invite applications for their joint PhD Programme in Astrophysics: 17 positions (all with scholarships) are available this year.

Information about the application procedure can be found at:
https://www.unibo.it/en/study/phd-professional-masters-specialisation-schools-and-other-programmes/phd
https://www.unibo.it/en/study/phd-professional-masters-specialisation-schools-and-other-programmes/phd/2024-2025/astrophysics
while a description of the projects is available at:
https://phd.unibo.it/astrophysics/en/2024-call-fellowships-and-projects

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (https://physics-astronomy.unibo.it/en/), together with the adjacent INAF-OAS (https://www.oas.inaf.it/en/) and INAF-IRA (http://info.ira.inaf.it/en/), offer a lively and inspiring environment, with more than 100 academic and research staff involved in astrophysics research.

Interested candidates are welcome to get in touch with potential supervisors for further information.

The deadline to submit applications is June 17.

IMPRS PhD Positions in Solar System Science
in Göttingen, Germany

Deadline 1 October 2023

https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral programme in Solar system science.
The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) offers PhD projects in three main areas: “Sun and Heliosphere”, “Solar and Stellar Interiors” and “Planetary Science”.

Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the University of Göttingen or TU Braunschweig.

The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year PhD programme in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen Campus. Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as post-doc wrap-up funding.

The language of the structured graduate program is English, with complimentary German language courses offered (optional). The program includes an inspiring curriculum of scientific lectures and seminars as well as advanced training workshops and provides relocation costs and travel funds to attend international conferences.

Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must have, or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry, geosciences or a related field, including a written
Master’s thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.

  • Applicants can register immediately at the online application portal.
  • Applications should be submitted between 1 August and 1 October.
  • The School will contact the referees named by the candidate upon
    submission of the application and will ask referees to submit their
    letters through the online portal no later than 10 October.

To start your application, please see the following pages:

Solar System School http://www.solar-system-school.de
Call for Applications 2023 https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow
Frequently Asked Questions https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/faq
List of Open PhD Projects https://www.mps.mpg.de/phd/open-projects
Online Application Portal https://www.application.mps.mpg.de/

Dr. Sonja Schuh info@solar-system-school.de
IMPRS Scientific Coordinator


PhD program in
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science 
XXXIX cycle

PhD positions at University of Tor Vergata (Rome) in collaboration with INAF (National Institute of Astrophysics). Info is available at the following weblinks:

https://phd.uniroma2.it/application/public Procedure Concorsuali.aspx?ib=378&s=1078

and here

https://phd.uniroma2.it/web/ASTRONOMY,-ASTROPHYSICS-AND-SPACESCIENCE_nD997_EN.aspx

Several titles and subjects are listed here:

https://phd.uniroma2.it/dottorati/cartellaDocumentiWeb/41d6f294-55ac-41f1-aadf-3f1fcb69c210.pdf


A remote interview is possible.
The deadline is on July 7th 2023.


PhD National Programme in Space Science and Technology – SST

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2024) of the  National Doctoral Programme in “Space Science and Technology – SST”.

In List of Calls for PhD positions, announcements of selection from past years are available. List of calls for PhD positions here.

Deadline for application: July 6th, 2023, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)


PhD student in Experimental Asteroid Research

Luleå University of Technology is looking for a highly-motivated PhD student to join the Asteroid Engineering Laboratory located on the Space Campus in Kiruna, Sweden.

The successful candidate will carry out laboratory experiments on asteroid simulants and meteorites with the ultimate goal to understand the mechanisms that destroy asteroids close to the Sun, and how the destruction process affects the near-Earth asteroid population. The primary tool for the experimental work is the new Space and High-Irradiation Near-Sun Simulator (SHINeS), which is used for assessing how irradiation comparable to that found close to the Sun affects materials resembling those found on asteroids. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of an analytical and/or numerical model of the destruction process that will be included in evolutionary models of the near-Earth asteroid population.

The position is fully funded for 4 years.

The application deadline is June 26, 2023 CEST.

More information and application guidelines available through
https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=6939&rmlang=UK


19 PhD positions in Astrophysics in Bologna 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Università di Bologna and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) invite applications for their joint PhD Programme in Astrophysics: 19 positions (all with scholarships) are available this year.

Information about the application procedure can be found at:
https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2023-2024/astrophysics
while a description of the projects is available at:
https://phd.unibo.it/astrophysics/en/2023-call-available-projects

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (https://physics-astronomy.unibo.it/en/), together with the adjacent INAF-OAS (https://www.oas.inaf.it/en/) and INAF-IRA (http://info.ira.inaf.it/en/), offer a lively and inspiring environment, with more than 100 academic and research staff involved in astrophysics.

Interested candidates are welcome to get in touch with potential supervisors for further information.

The deadline to submit applications is Jun 20.


Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences Astronomy at Jagiellonian University (city: Krakow, country: Poland)

Closing date: 2023-04-17
Contact: Elzbieta Danielkiewicz-Krosniak

PhD study in astronomy at the Jagiellonian University covers broad range of theoretical and observational research subjects, from analysis of optically variable objects (both stellar and AGNs), high energy astrophysics and accretion disks, radio astronomy, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Candidates eligible for admission to the Astronomy program of study are the holders of Master of Science (Magister, Magister engineer), or equivalent professional title awarded in the field of exact sciences, or last year students who will graduate and become the holders of Master of science before September 2023.

PhD study in astronomy covers broad range of theoretical and observational research subjects, from analysis of optically variable objects (like accreting binary stars or active galactic nuclei), high energy astrophysics, multiwavelength astronomy, radio astronomy, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University participates in ESO, has access to the SALT optical telescope, collaborates in HESS and CTA projects (gamma-ray astrophysics) as well as in the network of LOFAR radio telescopes array, also participate in the VIRGO gravitational waves detector. Our researches use also several world class Earth bound radio (VLA, 100m Effelsberg) and space (Chandra, XMM, Fermi) observatories.

All interested candidates are welcome to register in our on-line system.

Accepted foreign students will obtain Ph.D. fellowships (equal to the ones provided to the Polish students i.e. approx. 2300* PLN per month, which is 27600 PLN per year), as well as, the health insurance (students from outside EU may be subject of another regulations in that matter).

Based on good progress in a PhD thesis preparation students can apply for support of travels and conference participation. They can also apply for research grants from the Polish Science Foundation.

There is NO tuition fee.

  • Costs of living in Poland is significantly lower than in Western European countries.

Registration starts: 27.03.2023
Registration ends: 17.04.2023
Entrance exams: 19.04.2023
Start of studies: October 2023

http://www.oa.uj.edu.pl/Studia_Doktoranckie/stopien3.en.html


PhD Student in Experimental Asteroid Research

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is looking for a highly-motivated PhD student to join the Asteroid Engineering Laboratory located on the Space Campus in Kiruna, Sweden.

The successful candidate will carry out laboratory experiments on asteroid simulants and meteorites with the ultimate goal to understand the mechanisms that destroy asteroids close to the Sun. The primary tool for the experimental work is the new Space and High-Irradiation Near-Sun Simulator (SHINeS), which is used for assessing how

irradiation comparable to that found close to the Sun affects materials resembling those found on asteroids. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of an analytical and/or numerical model of the destruction process.

The position is fully funded for 4 years.

Closing date for applications: January 20, 2023

More information and application guidelines here.


Previous announcements on PhD positions go here.