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Ph.D. studentship in cosmology @ Szczecin Cosmology Group, Poland

Posted: May 23 2022
by Vincenzo Salzano VS
The Szczecin Cosmology Group at the Institute of Physics of the University of Szczecin (http://cosmo.usz.edu.pl) invites applications for a Ph.D. studentship in cosmology.

The position is available through the PRELUDIUM BIS 3 grant nr. 2021/43/O/ST9/00664 of the Polish National Science Center (NCN) awarded by prof. Vincenzo Salzano and entitled “Probing the nature of dark matter with modified Poisson’s equations”.
The research will mainly focus on astrophysical tests of dark matter and modified gravity theories from cluster to galactic scales by comparison with real data. Thus, preference will be given to candidates with a strongly declared willingness to learn and work on data analysis and with numerical/computational skills.
More theoretical aspects will be also included at a later stage of the project through a collaboration with the University of Salamanca and, more specifically, with Dr. Josè Beltran Jimenez and Dr. Dario Bettoni.

The deadline for application is 07th August 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on 22rd - 24th August 2022.
The successful candidate will then have to register at the Doctoral School of the University of Szczecin, following some extra admission procedure supervised by professors from the Szczecin Cosmology Group (more information in English can be accessed at the official webpage of the school: https://szkoladoktorska.usz.edu.pl/en/home-2/).

The studies will begin on 1st October 2022 and last for 4 years following schedules and rules of the Doctoral School. The gross monthly salary will amount to 5000 PLN (~3700 PLN net) for the first two years and then, after a positive mid-term evaluation, to 6000 PLN (~4500 PLN net) for the last two years. In addition, the grant provides funding for travel to attend conferences and schools.
The PRELUDIUM BIS 3 programme will also support international mobility of the PhD student through a foreign fellowship carried out over a period of min. 3/max. 6 months which will be spent at the University of Salamanca.
There is possibility for cheaper university-supported accommodation. The city of Szczecin is located near to Polish border with Germany – 130 km away from Berlin, with good access to international airports.

Applications should be sent to [Log in to view email] with the subject "Preludium Bis 3 PhD Student: Surname Name" and obligatory include all the following items in order to be considered:
1) CV, including a cover letter (max. 1 page) and a list of publications (if any);
2) a brief statement of research interests (max. 2 pages);
3) copy of the M.Sc. Thesis;
4) copy of the M.Sc. graduate studies diploma;
5) transcripts of the exams from both B.Sc. and M.Sc. level;
6) (at least) 2 reference letters.

Please, include at the end of your email the following clause regarding the personal data protection laws in EU: "I hereby authorize you to process my personal data included in my job application solely for the purpose of the selection process in accordance with the article 7 of of the Regulation of the European Parliament and Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) [OJ EU L. 2016.119.1 of 4 May 2016]."