Saturday, 21 January 2012

PhD Student for Astronomy

Specificaties - (uitleg)
FunctietypesPhD positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineNatural Sciences
Uren38.0 uren per week
Salarismaximaal € 2612
Werk-/denkniveauUniversity Graduate
Solliciteer binnen 32 dagen op deze vacature


The Department of Astrophysics invites applications for a PhD student position in the Galactic Magnetism group led by Dr Marijke Haverkorn.

As a PhD Student, you will use the innovative low-frequency telescope LOFAR to survey polarized synchrotron emission in our Milky Way. This synchrotron emission uniquely traces weak magnetic fields in the Milky Way gaseous halo, a relatively uncharted terrain. You will process LOFAR data, with which you will gain in-depth knowledge of radio interferometry and LOFAR. You will use this data to investigate the large-scale structure of the Milky Way magnetic field, and determine what this implies for the origin and evolution of Galactic magnetic fields.
You will be an active member of the international Magnetism Key Science Project consortium and participate in consortium meetings, conferences and working visits.


You should be an enthusiastic, independent, and highly qualified candidate interested in observational and/or theoretical/computational aspects of scientific research on galactic magnetic fields and interstellar gas.


- you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.
- the gross starting salary amounts to € 2,042 per month based on full-time employment, and will increase to € 2,612 per month in the fourth year;
Applicants of any nationality are eligible, and women and members of minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Dienstverband: Temporary, 4 years.


Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.


The Department of Astrophysics is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) of the Faculty of Science. We offer a pleasant work atmosphere, and a vibrant and supportive environment with strong expertise in frontline research areas such as astroparticle physics, black holes and AGN, compact binaries, gravitational waves, galactic astrophysics, and cosmic magnetism. The department is firmly embedded in the international astronomy and astroparticle physics community.

Radboud University hosts approximately 17,500 students and is located within easy cycling distance from the lively centre of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. The city is situated close to the German border and well connected to other major population centres in the Netherlands and Germany (e.g. Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, the Ruhr area, Cologne).

No commercial propositions please.

Additionele informatie

dr. Marijke Haverkorn, assistant professor
            +31 24 3652809

Radboud University Nijmegen

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