PhD positions in astrophysics

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)


Job Description

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center is inviting applications for PhD positions in astrophysics.

NCAC is an astronomical institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, currently holding an A+ category. Research is primarily concentrated on astronomy, astrophysics, astroparticle physics, and associated instrumentation. The institute operates the GeoPlanet Doctoral School, in collaboration with seven scientific institutions.

A range of topics is offered, focusing on high-energy astrophysics, gravitational waves, dark matter, and astroparticle physics. The specific topics are:
- Science with gravitational waves in the era of LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Discoveries
- Novel detector concepts for future Dark Matter experiments
- Astroparticle physics with neutrinos (and/or muons)
- High-energy astrophysics
- Numerical simulations of relativistic jets from black holes
Detailed descriptions of all topics and contact information to prospective supervisors are provided in the official announcement. Applicants are encouraged to contact their potential supervisors to obtain further details on the proposed research topics.

PhD students in the doctoral school will receive a scholarship for a period of 4 years; please refer to the announcement for specific details. Application documents include: an application form, copies of Master's/university and Bachelor's diplomas, transcripts of grades, CV, motivation letter, an English language certificate, and at least one recommendation letter. For information regarding the application and selection procedure, please consult the official announcement text. Applications are to be submitted via an online form that will be launched on March 17, 2024.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Mar 09
Application Deadline
2024 Apr 07


Radoslaw Smolec