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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:
while a description of the projects is available at:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (, together with the adjacent INAF-OAS ( and INAF-IRA (, 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

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.

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