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PhD fellow in Astroparticle Physics

Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Astroparticle Physics commencing on 01.09.2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The astroparticle physics group at the Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute is involved in a wide scope of research activities centered on neutrino physics, astrophysics and cosmology, cosmic ray physics, dark matter phenomenology and cosmic microwave background cosmology.

Project description Neutrinos are copiously produced in various astrophysical environments, ranging from the Sun to the most extreme astrophysical transients, such as core-collapse supernovae, gamma-ray bursts and blazars. Owing to their feeble interactions, neutrinos have the ability to escape, almost unimpeded, from cosmic sources and carry information on sites not otherwise accessible. Motivated by the recent experimental discoveries in the field and theoretical milestones, we are interested in adopting neutrinos as messengers of extreme astrophysical enviroments and, at the same time, in studing the feedback of flavor oscillations on the source dynamics and synthesis of new elements.

We seek all Ph.D. applicants interested in research in theoretical neutrino astrophysics and its applications.


Principal supervisor is Prof. Irene Tamborra, Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk.


Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period. Your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department


Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or Astrophysics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.


Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.



Please include

Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.

  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


The deadline for applications is 01.05.2017, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

 After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.



For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor .

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.




Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Irene Tamborra


Application deadline: 01-05-2017
Employment type: Limited period
Employment start: 01-09-2017
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute

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