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Competition for a scholarship in nova stars’ research

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland, invites applications for a research scholarship for young scientist within the OPUS project “Life cycles of novae with evolved donors” (number 2017/27/B/ST9/01940)  led by prof. Joanna Mikołajewska and funded by the Polish National Science Centre. The winning applicant  will carry out analysis and interpretation of observations (including spectra from SALT) of symbiotic novae.

The scholarship is available for graduate students with a BSc degree and PhD students in astronomy or astrophysics, fluent in English, with good  background in  spectroscopic and photometric data analysis, and Virtual Observatory tools. A basic knowledge of numerical methods and programming will be also appreciated. Scholarship in the total amount of 4500 PLN/month, gross, is available for 13-months.


A complete application (with personal data, description of research interests and a list of publications, a copy of the bachelor or master diploma as well as information concerning scientific accomplishments and awards or distinctions received for research performed so far, contact information of one reference and a scan of signed GDPD form - available from: (NCN DGPD documents) should be sent as a single PDF to Prof. Joanna Mikołajewska (


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with consideration guaranteed to all applications received by September  20, 2020.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Prof. Mikołajewska at the above e-mail address.