PhD Student in Quantum Gravity

Updated: 22 days ago
Deadline: 10 Feb 2021

The research team led by Astrid Eichhorn at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP3-Origins) at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense invites applications for one PhD position. The position is expected to be filled in the area of quantum gravity, with a focus on asymptotically safe quantum gravity.

We are looking for outstanding and highly-motivated candidates with a clear potential to excel in fundamental physics, who are looking to join a dynamic, diverse and curiosity-driven research group.

CP3-Origins offers a stimulating research environment, with research topics ranging from quantum gravity, black-hole physics and gravitational waves, cosmology, dark matter to strongly-interacting field theories and formal aspects of quantum field theory.

The appointment will be for a term of three years at a very competitive salary and is expected to start in the spring of 2021 (exact starting date is flexible). Funding for travel to conferences, workshops and PhD-schools is also available. Application deadline: 10 February 2021.

For any further questions please contact: Astrid Eichhorn, CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark or by e-mail to: . 

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary  and taxation .

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University .

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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