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PhD position and accompanied scholarship

Applications are invited for one PhD position and accompanied scholarship at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, in the field of extragalactic distance scale.

The successful applicant will work with Prof. Grzegorz Pietrzyński on the project "A precision Hubble constant determination in the era of Gaia" funded by the National Science Centre.

The work will include the analysis of  high-resolution spectra, optical and near infrared photometry with the aim to measure precise and accurate distances to Galactic and extragalactic objects. Since the team operate a dedicated observatory located at Cerro Armazones (on the same place where E-ELT is building) experience in instrumentation and dedication to observations will be an advantage. The project may also include theoretical modelling of evolution and pulsation of the observed stars.


The position is available for four years and the stipend is of 4500 PLN per month. The position is available immediately. The candidate is expected to have a valid master degree in astronomy or physics at the starting date.


Applicants should provide their complete application documents including:

a) Doctorate Studies participation request which includes candidate’s motivation to study at the Copernicus Center;

b) CV;

c) transcript of grades (Bachelor and Master courses);

d) copy of Master/University degree or statement on the status of Master/University degree thesis signed by a student’s adviser;

e) scientific adviser’s opinion on hitherto scientific and facultative work;

and f) a work plan for the first year of the studies (agreed with prof. Grzegorz Pietrzyński; contact: pietrzyn@camk.edu.pl ). 

Two letters of reference should also be sent directly to phdstudies@camk.edu.pl.

Applications should be sent in pdf format to: phdstudies@camk.edu.pl  by 22 March 2019


Decision about admission will be made by the end of March, 2019 and all the candidates will be notified by e-mail.

For additional information concerning the application procedure, contact the PhD Program Director, Dr Radoslaw Smolec (smolec@camk.edu.pl) or visit the web page: https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/phd/