Ph.D. fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA)invites applications for one Ph.D. position in theoretical astroparticlephysics commencing in fall 2019.

Job description: 

The NBIA ( an independent centre of excellence hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)and functions as the primary centre of fundamental research in the physicalsciences and mathematics. The astroparticle physics group at NBI ( broad interests at the interface between astrophysics, cosmology, andfundamental physics. We are looking for exceptional candidates with goodtheoretical foundation who will conduct research in multi-messengerastrophysics with a focus on high-energy neutrino emission and its observationin present and future neutrino telescopes. We are particularly interested incandidates with strong analytical skills, who have previous experience in themodelling of high-energy neutrino sources and/or the statistical analysis ofmulti-messenger data. A close collaboration with the NBI IceCube group ( also expected.


MarkusAhlers (


The position is available for a 3-year periodand your key tasks as a Ph.D. student at SCIENCE are:

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


Applicantsshould hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills.As criteria for the assessment of your qualification emphasis will also be laidon previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms ofemployment:

The position is covered by the Memorandum onJob Structure for Academic Staff.

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322.642 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.


Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.


  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this Ph.D. project.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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)
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

Please, arrange for the reference letters to besend directly to by the applicationdeadline.

The University wishes our staff to reflect thediversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualifiedcandidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline forapplications is June 12, 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessmentcommittee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Theapplicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the finalselection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department,based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interviewcommittee.

The main criterion for selection will be theresearch potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. Thesuccessful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment asa Ph.D. student at the Ph.D. school of Science. You can read more about therecruitment process at


Forspecific information about the Ph.D. position, please contact Markus Ahlers,email:

General information about Ph.D. programmes atSCIENCE is available at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 12 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday June 12th, 2019