Astrophysics PhD Programs with Scholarship – UCPH, Denmark

    Astrophysics PhD Programs with Scholarship - UCPH, Denmark

    PhD Position for Graduates in Physics or Astrophysics (degree holders)to work in the field Particle Astrophysics at NBIA and DARK, the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Astrophysics PhD Programs with Scholarship)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 02, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +2)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)One
    Research Area– Physics
    – Astrophysics
    ScholarshipDKK 330,817/ Annum
    WorkplaceNiels Bohr Institute
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period3 Years


    • MSc degree in Physics or Astrophysics with outstanding results and good English skills.
    • As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.


    • To manage and carry through your research project 
    • Attend PhD courses
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Teach and disseminate your research
    • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
    • Work for the department

    How to Apply?

    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

    Documents Required

    • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
    • CV
    • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
    • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
    • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)

    About the Project

    The AstroNu group is based at the Niels Bohr International Academy and DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. The Niels Bohr International Academy is a young initiative committed to fostering the traditions of internationalism, interdisciplinarity and excellence in physics, which characterize the Niels Bohr Institute. It functions as a primary center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high energy particle physics, particle astrophysics, multi-messenger astrophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and biophysics. Areas of research of DARK include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions, multi-messengers astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and cosmic dust.

    Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles playing a fundamental role in astrophysical environments. Because of their feeble interacting nature, neutrinos escape unimpeded from their sources, hence being powerful messengers of extreme astrophysical sites not otherwise accessible. We are interested in unveiling the nature of these puzzling particles and at using them as messengers of the engine behind the most energetic events in our Universe. Highly motivated, outstanding candidates interested in research in theoretical particle astrophysics and multi-messenger astrophysics are encouraged to apply.


    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.


    Principal supervisor
    Professor Irene Tamborra
    Phone: +82-45 35 33 32 27

    Official advertisement

    PhD fellow in Particle Astrophysics at NBIA and DARK, the Niels Bohr Institute

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday May 3rd, 2021 (GMT+9)