Nueve contratos predoctorales en la Universidad de Bologna/INAF (Italia)

Universidad de Bologna/INAF, Bologna
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) of the University of Bologna and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) invite applications for 9 positions to their joint PhD Course in Astrophysics. Four positions are funded by the University of Bologna. The subjects of the PhD theses can be in the various research areas of the Astrophysics section of DIFA. These include: Stars; Stellar evolution; Stellar populations; Chemistry and Dynamics of stellar systems; Galaxy evolution and dynamics; Chemistry of Galaxies and Interstellar Medium; Large-Scale Structure and Cosmology; Radio-astronomy; High-Energy Astrophysics; Astronomical Technology ( Three positions are funded by INAF and are devoted to specific projects proposed by the three main INAF institutes in Bologna: The Bologna Observatory (OABo – see ) The Institute of Radio-Astronomy (IRA - The Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics (IASF, see ) Two positions are funded by ERC grant and devoted to specific projects: MAGNETIC FIELD AMPLIFICATION BY SHOCKS IN GALAXY CLUSTERS -Supervisor: Dr. Annalisa Bonafede (INAF- IRA Bologna) PI of the project DRANOEL (Deciphering RAdio NOn-Thermal Emission on the Largestscale) DETECTING THE RADIO SIGNAL FROM COSMIC FILAMENTS- Supervisor: Dr. Franco Vazza – (DIFA-UNIBO), PI of the project MAGCOW-The Magnetised Cosmic Web (see ) Complete application must be received by May 29, 2017. The student selection will be performed in June-July 2017. The selected students will start their activity on November 1st, 2017. All the informations related to the call can be found at The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is the oldest University in the Western world. The Astrophysics section of DIFA consists of about 20 faculties, 20 postdoctoral associates and 20 PhD students. English is the common language in all the astronomical institutes. Bologna is a friendly and lively town, where the University, with about 100000 students, plays a fundamental role. PhD positions are funded for three years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is euro 13638,47. This amount is increased by 50% during stages abroad lasting from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 18 months. Application forms and instructions are available at Information about the programme of the PhD in Astrophysics can be found at the web page: Applicants are requested to upload a Curriculum Vitae, the Certificate of Bachelor and Master’s degree and the list of exams with grades, Certification of examinations passed, with the grades awarded, a summary of the Master thesis (max 5000 characters). At least one and no more than two letters of recommendation have to be sent by researchers working on Astrophysics through the procedure available at the URL no later than 7 days after the call deadline, possibly using the template available at: The successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) by the starting date. The starting date is November 1st, 2017. Complete applications must be received by***May 29th, 2017, 1pm***. Contact information for Inquires: Prof. Francesco R. Ferraro, Coordinator of the PhD Course in Astrophysics University of Bologna (Italy) Email: