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Competition for a scholarship in neutron star physics

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland, invites applications for a PhD student scholarship funded by the Polish National Science Center. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Brynmor Haskell on the project "Relativistic models of viscous neutron stars" funded by the Polish National Science Center (NCN), through grant OPUS nr 2019/33/B/ST9/00942.


The primary responsibility of a researcher for this position will be the implementation of realistic reactions and dissipation in neutron star interiors to numerical simulations. 


The main requirement for this position is the possession of a valid MSc degree or equivalent in physics (or astronomy, mathematics or engineering). Good knowledge of English and experience with programming, neutron star physics and microphysical reactions in the stellar interior will be an advantage.


The applicants should provide:

  • a CV including education history, information about scientific achievements (publications, awards and scholarships, participation in scientific conferences, workshops and research programs),
  • a short letter of motivation,
  • a copy of the diploma (master, engineer) - including the list of course grades,
  • at least one recommendation letter (can be sent directly by the author to the same email address),
  • a scan of the signed NCN GDPR document available here


Applications should be sent in pdf form to recruitment@camk.edu.pl


Enquiries about the studentships can also be addressed to bhaskell@camk.edu.pl


The deadline for applications is 16 December 2023; the applications will be reviewed by the recruitment committee soon after this date and will be resolved by the 22nd December 2023.

The review will be carried out according to the NCN rules (https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/uchwaly-rady/2019/uchwala25_2019-zal1_ang.pdf)


The studentship is available for 12 months, in the total amount of 5000 PLN/month, gross.


The envisaged starting date is 1 January 2024.