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PhD fellow in Submillimeter Astronomy

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering one, possibly two, PhD scholarships in Submillimeter Astronomy commencing 01.10.2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
Description of the scientific environment  
The PhD candidate(s) will join the research group of Jes Jørgensen at Centre for Star and Planet Formation and the Niels Bohr Institute. The group focuses on understanding the physics and chemistry of the earliest stages of star and planet formation with particular emphasis on observations of such systems using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes operating at infrared and (sub)millimeter wavelengths as well as link to theory through detailed dust and line radiative transfer modelling.  
Project description  
The successful candidate(s) will be work on data from large ALMA programs focusing on the structure of embedded protostars as well as simulations of their physical and chemical evolution. The work will be carried out in collaboration with other members of the group and international partners. Previous experience in long wavelength observations and/or radiative transfer modelling will be seen as a plus for the application.  
Principal supervisor is Dr. Jes Kristian Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute,, Direct Phone: +45 3532 4186.  
Job description  
The position is available for a 3-year period and 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/Astronomy 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 312,879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43,219). 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 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 (if any),  
• 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 01.09.2017, 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 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Dr. Jes Kristian Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute,, Direct Phone: +45 3532 4186. 
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at 

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Application deadline: 01-09-2017
Employment start: 01-10-2017
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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