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.
- 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.
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.