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PhD Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Nov 2021

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

The Netherlands

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University of Amsterdam invites applicants for PhD Positions in astronomy and astrophysics, Faculty of Science – Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, the Netherlands – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Position Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 2,434 EURO/Month

Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
Faculty of Science
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Qualification Details

You must have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in physics, astronomy or a related subject, by the PhD starting date, which will typically be in Autumn 2022, but this is negotiable.

Responsibilities/Job Description

You execute a vigorous research program, under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Positions will be available in fields of research where the institute is active, including planet formation and exoplanets, stellar astrophysics, astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes, and the detection and characterization of radio counterparts of gravitational wave sources.

On our website you will find general information about doing a PhD at the API, our research and the available projects.  On our website you will also find general information about doing a PhD at the API, our research and the available projects.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 21-741
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Documents Required

Please combine all documents into a single PDF file and submit using the CV upload box in the application form.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a CV;
  • Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a transcript of all university courses taken and grades obtained;  If you have not yet finished your Master's degree, a list of grades received to date is sufficient (official transcripts preferred if available from your University, but not required);
  • a cover letter which includes a brief statement of research interests and experience;
  • contact details of at least two referees.

Applications need to be submitted on or before 14 November 2021.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews on 14 and 15 February 2022.

Please note that we will change our recruitment software during the application period. This may cause a change in the recruitment user environment, but does not impact the recruitment process. All applications submitted during the application period will be considered.

About us

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) furthers research, teaching and public understanding of astronomy. It conducts astronomical research and trains astronomers from bachelor to postdoctoral level, aiming at world-leading levels and activities.

About the Employer: University of Amsterdam (UvA)


A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of four years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of four years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and master students.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,434 to €3,111 (scale P) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

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