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2 PhD positions at Nicolaus Copernicus University (Turun, Poland) on Star-Forming Regions in the Outer Galaxy

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Jue, 11/10/2018
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Vie, 23/11/2018


The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, invites applications for  two 3-year Ph.D. candidates in studies of star-forming regions in the Outer Galaxy. The aim is to characterize gas and dust properties of star-forming regions in a variety of environments within our Galaxy and to create a ‘template’ to interpret emission from star-forming regions in more distant, younger galaxies. The post involves working on the project funded by the Foundation for Polish Science within the First TEAM program awarded to Dr. Agata Karska in the Torun Center for Astronomy. The project is supported and will be carried out in a close collaboration with researchers from University of Copenhagen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Space Telescope Science Institute.

Ph.D. I A complete census of protostars in the outer Galaxy star-forming regions using sub-mm dense gas tracers and maser emission at radio wavelengths.

Ph.D. II Properties of warm and hot gas using spectral mapping at infrared.

The candidates applying for the positions should have a strong motivation for pursuing Ph.D. studies, have a Master-level degree in physics or astronomy, good knowledge of written and spoken English, and at least basic programming skills. The Ph.D. stipends in the project are 3500 PLN (820 euro) / month for 3 years. Additional funding options and extension to the 4th year are possible as part of a regular Ph.D. program at Nicolaus Copernicus University. See also:


All interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a cover letter outlining their research interests and motivation to join the project, and arrange for up to three letters of reference. Applications received before November 23, 2018 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Please send questions regarding the post, applications and reference letters to: The appointments are expected to start on February 1, 2019, but a later date may be negotiated.