[Mesa-users] Fwd: Two PhD positions at the Geneva University in stellar physics, beginning fall 2018.

RICHARD H D TOWNSEND townsend at astro.wisc.edu
Thu Apr 12 12:51:44 EDT 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below an announcement for two PhD
positions in the stellar evolution group at the Geneva University,
starting this fall (earliest start is 1rst September 2018).

I am very grateful to you if you might transmit this announcement to
potentially interested applicants.

Thanks a lot and with my best regards

Georges Meynet


2 PhD positions on stellar astrophysics at the Geneva Observatory of the University of Geneva

Applications are invited for 2 PhD student positions in theoretical and computational astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva to start in fall 2018. The successful candidates will work within the group of Prof. Georges Meynet on the fields of the evolution of massive stars and star-planet interactions

The potential research projects are along two different lines of research. A first line is focused on the physics of massive stars with a strong emphasis on the nature of the core collapse supernova progenitors. A second line will  focus on smaller initial mass stars, studying various effects in relation with star-planet interactions and asteroseismology. In both lines of researches, nucleosynthetic aspects will be explored (for instance chemical composition of the ejecta for the core-collapse supernovae, change of the surface abundances of stars engulfing planet).

The Geneva Observatory and the associated Laboratory of Astrophysics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) carry out observational, interpretative, and theoretical research in the fields of extra-solar planets, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution and dynamics, and observational cosmology, providing a rich and vibrant research environment.

These PhD projects will run in parallel to the COST Action entitled “Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos” (ChETEC, see http://www.chetec.eu<http://www.chetec.eu/> for more details). The ChETEC COST Action will offer great opportunities (training, networking, collaborations with both academic and industrial partners) for the successful candidate.

Applications are invited from candidates with a solid background in physics or astronomy and should consist of a cover letter explaining the motivation for seeking a PhD in theoretical and computational astrophysics and especially the aforementioned research fields, a statement outlining any research experience so far (<1 page each), a CV, and a copy of the Bachelor and Master academic record (exams, theses, and grades). Candidates should also provide names and e-mail addresses of at least two references. Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to georges.meynet at unige.ch<mailto:georges.meynet at unige.ch>

Complete applications received by 15 May 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Preliminary inquiries may be addressed via e-mail to georges.meynet at unige.ch<mailto:georges.meynet at unige.ch>

Included Benefits:

Generous Salary (~50’000-60’000 CHF), Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance, Pension contributions, Maternal leave and access to family support programs (see: http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/supplementary-measures/flexibility-grant/Pages/default.aspx#<http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/supplementary-measures/flexibility-grant/Pages/default.aspx>)

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