PhD scholarship in extragalactic astrophysics (NCN project: Dusty Giants)

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) invites applications for doctoral scholarship in the project „DUSTY GIANTS: How galaxies produce and destroy dust in different environments”. The position is funded by the National Science Centre through the grant SONATA 2020/39/D/ST9/00720 (PI: dr. Darko Donevski). The position is intended for candidates with a background in astronomy, physics, or related technical disciplines.

Project Dusty Giants aims at understanding how the cosmic-web environments influence the evolution of dusty galaxies in the distant Universe. The successful candidate will study this topic by exploring big multiwavelength observational data sets, and the state-of-the-art simulations. One of the expected outcomes will be a new technique for characterising the evolution of galaxy dust properties over cosmic time. The project intends to provide the solid ground needed for interpreting future unprecedented data sets of galaxies in the distant Universe obtained through synergy of ground-based submillimetre instruments and space telescopes.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work within an international team of researchers and to participate in numerous conferences and schools. Collaborative research stays abroad are anticipated. The doctoral candidate will take an active part in the scientific life within the NCBJ Astrophysics group (journal clubs, seminars and outreach activities). Leadership and/or active role in telescope proposals will be strongly encouraged. Astrophysics division within the NCBJ ( is fast-growing team that currently consists of 30 researchers. Members of the group are involved in many international collaborations and observational galaxy surveys (e.g., HELP, LSST, Euclid, LOFAR). The research lab is located in the center of historical city of Warsaw, one of the most important scientific and art hotspots in the central Europe.

The position is available for a maximum period of 4 years and is expected to start in October 2022. The doctoral scholarship comes with an additional generous budget for research travels and equipment. For all details about the application procedure and documents please go to this link:

E-mail your application before April 30th to [email protected] specifying „[PhD:DUSTY GIANTS]” in the email Subject field. 

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Mar 31
Application Deadline
2022 Apr 30


Darko Donevski