MSc/PhD Research Positions in Black Hole Astrophysics at the University of Lethbridge

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
University of Lethbridge
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Applications are invited for graduate studies (MSc and PhD) focusing on black hole astrophysics at the University of Lethbridge with Prof. Alexandra Tetarenko. Successful applicants will work on topics related to observational studies of jets launched from black holes, using a variety of different techniques (time-domain, imaging, polarimetry, spectral lines) to analyze data from international telescopes. Additionally, there is the opportunity to get involved in the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, for which Prof. Tetarenko is a leading member.

The University of Lethbridge is located in the heart of southern Alberta and is one of Canada's top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. Our student-focused environment nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity. As a graduate student, you are viewed as a partner and a colleague, and you will gain the confidence you need to succeed.

The University of Lethbridge offers several scholarships and graduate assistantships. Additionally, Prof. Tetarenko is prepared to offer a number of research assistantships. All students will be provided with travel funds and computing resources.

Students are invited to apply at the following upcoming application deadlines:
October 1, 2023 (decisions December 1, starting January 1)
February 1, 2024 (decisions April 1, starting July 1 or September 1)

Applications must include: (1) letter of intent, (2) CV, (3) transcripts, (4) three letters of reference, (5) english language proficiency (if necessary). Students are required to identify a potential supervisor in their applications, and thus are strongly advised to contact Prof. Tetarenko ([email protected]) in advance of the application deadline(s) in order to discuss the research project in greater detail.

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 13
Application Deadline
2024 Feb 01


Prof. Alexandra Tetarenko