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Scholarship in asteroseismology of binary stars (data analysis)

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland, invites applications for a student scholarship funded by the National Science Center (NCN). The successful applicant will collaborate with Prof. Gerald Handler on the project "Exploiting the potential of asteroseismology of binary stars", through the OPUS grant nr 2021/43/B/ST9/02972.


The studentship with an amount of 5000 PLN/month, gross is available for a period of 3 months.


The task of the student is to conduct O-C analysis for beta Cephei stars observed by TESS using space-based and ground-based archival data; finding the latter will be one of the student's tasks. The main requirement for this position is the possession of a valid MSc degree or equivalent in astronomy (or physics, mathematics or engineering). Advantages will be: good knowledge of the English language, experience with programming, as well as experience in the analysis of photometric data and in O-C techniques.


The applicants should provide:

- a copy of their diploma,

- a CV including education history, information about eventual scientific achievements (publications, awards and scholarships, participation in scientific conferences, workshops and research programs),

- a short letter of motivation,

- and a signed GDPR declaration, available at:


Applications should be sent in pdf form to


Deadline for applications is 15 June 2024, 23:59 CET.


The applications will be reviewed by the recruitment committee according to the "Regulations for awarding NCN scholarships for NCN-funded research projects" (Annex to Resolution No 25/2019 of the NCN Council, dated on March 14, 2019)."


The contest will be resolved by 24 June 2024 and the envisaged starting date is 01 July 2024.


Enquiries about the studentship can also be addressed to