PhD fellow in Astrophysics and Cosmology – Niels Bohr Institutet - Københavns Universitet

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28. juni 2018

PhD fellow in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Section of Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Astrophysics and Cosmology commencing 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
Description of the scientific environment 
The group’s current research is centered around the Planck and the Deep Space experiments and the next generation of the CMB missions. 
Project description 
We are seeking excellent PhD candidates with demonstrated initiative to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities during the fellowship.  
The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the ongoing Planck analysis and 
the upcoming Deep Space experiment, workshop and analysis meetings and contribute to general 
”service task” in the group.  
Principal supervisor is Professor Pavel Naselsky, Niels Bohr Institute, 
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD 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 qualifications 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 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). 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 stating your research interest and background
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 
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 31/07/2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. 
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 PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at
For specific information about the PhD position, please contact professor Pavel Naselsky, email:  
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at
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