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 research will focus onto: alternative theories of gravity; in-depth study of the nature of dark energy and dark matter by using novel cosmological and astrophysical probes; Generalized Uncertainty Principle (GUP) and Lorentz Invariance Violation (LIV) tested by observations. Candidates with both theoretical and numerical expertise are welcome, reminding that observational testing will be a key issue of the project. Thus, preference will be given to candidates with a strongly declared willingness to learn and work also on data analysis.
The deadline for a preliminary application is 30th June 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on 6th-8th July 2020. After this date and by 21st August 2020, successful candidates will have to register at the Doctoral School of the University of Szczecin, following some extra admission procedure supervised by professors from the cosmology group (more information are provided in English at this page: https://szkoladoktorska.usz.edu.pl/for-foreigners/).
The studies will begin on the 1st October 2020 and last for 4 years, following schedules and rules of the Doctoral School. The grant from the Doctoral School will amount to about 2000 PLN for the first two years, and to about 3200 PLN for the following years. For the first two years, an additional funding of 4000 PLN will be provided by the Polish National Center for Research and Development through the University of Szczecin. Moreover, the University of Szczecin opens multiple grant calls for excellent students starting from the second year of studies. There is the possibility for a cheaper university-supported accommodation; travel fund is also available. 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 include: CV; list of publications; a brief statement of research interests; a copy of graduate studies diploma (M.Sc.) and transcripts of the exams; a copy of the thesis; at least 1 letter of recommendation, to be sent directly to the addresses below.
Applications and recommendations should be sent by email to both prof. Mariusz P. Dąbrowski ([Log in to view email]) and to prof. Vincenzo Salzano ([Log in to view email]).
Ph.D. studentship in cosmology @ Szczecin, Poland
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