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|PhD POSITION IN HIGH-ENERGY EMISSION FROM NEUTRON STARS IN BINARIES||Closing date: 2023-05-31
Contact: Manuel Linares
|We welcome applications for one PhD position at the Department of Physics of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We especially encourage women to apply for this position.
The position has a duration of three years, with a possible six-month extension contingent on availability and optional teaching duties. The start date is mutually agreeable, and expected between September and October 2023.
|The selected candidate will join a growing and multifaceted research team funded by the H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant LOVE-NEST (PI: M. Linares). The main focus of the ERC team is the study of compact binary millisecond pulsars, which has an impact on a broad range of science topics (including super-massive neutron stars, nuclear physics, gravitational wave astronomy, cosmic rays, accretion flows and pulsar winds).
The position is based in Trondheim: a vibrant multicultural city surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the third largest municipality in Norway (renowned as its technological capital). NTNU is the largest University in the country and provides excellent working conditions.
About the group:
The Astrophysics and Particle Physics (APP) Group carries out research in high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics and multi-wavelength astronomy, as well as particle physics. Its current scientific interests include compact objects, cosmic ray and multi-messenger physics, dark matter, active galactic nuclei and quantum chromodynamics.
The APP Group is part of the Department of Physics, which currently employs about 180 people. On average some 2000 NTNU students follow courses at the Department of Physics every year.
Duties of the position:
The PhD candidate will work on topics related to compact binary millisecond pulsars (aka "spiders") within the LOVE-NEST team. The canddiate is expected to analyze, model and interpret X-ray and gamma-ray observations of spiders and related systems.
Required selection criteria:
-A MSc in Astronomy or Astrophysics (by the start date of the position)
-Experience in observational high-energy astrophysics
-Fluent English communication, written and oral
-Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level
-You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale
-You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program
Preferred selection criteria:
-Published experience in compact objects and accretion flows
-Experience in high-energy astrophysics (X-ray and/or gamma-ray data analysis)
-Social and collaborative skills (ability to work in a team and contribute to its success)
-Enthusiasm for science
-Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
-An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
-Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Access to telescope time through dedicated ERC funds and the Nordic Optical Telescope
-Access to telescope time through dedicated ERC funds and the Nordic Optical Telescope
-Ample budget for travel, computing equipment and other research expenses
Salary and conditions:
As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501.200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years.
About the application:
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
The application must include:
-Cover letter (summarize your background and motivation to apply; max. 1p)
-CV (max. 4p; and the most important certificates/diplomas, with English translation when necessary)
-List of publications (briefly describe your contribution in the case of large collaborations; max. 4p)
-Two reference letters sent directly by the academic references to manuel.linares @ ntnu.no
Application deadline: 31.05.2023
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