As part of its Young Researcher Programme YRP @ Graz, the Austrian Space Research Institute, the Graz University of Technology, and the University of Graz jointly invite applications for PHD STUDENT POSITIONS in interdisciplinary space science and planetary research with the possibility to work also in the field of space instrumentation. The successful candidates will benefit from joint supervision across at least two research groups of these institutions. The offered PhD projects and further information can be found at
We seek excellent students with a strong background in natural sciences. Successful candidates must hold a Master’s degree in physics, astrophysics, geoscience or equivalent or in engineering with focus on space instrumentation at the latest by the starting date of the position, namely in September 2022, but preferably at the time of application. Previous experience on aspects of astrophysics and related fields and a track record of team work will be important criteria for the selection, as will experience in computational coding.
To apply for these positions, please use the following link to the anonymised YRP @ Graz application questionary: LINK. This form includes questions about scientific skills and the candidate’s master thesis/project, and asks for a statement of interest, a scientific proposal, and a statement regarding research integrity. Please, submit the form no later than July 1, 2022.
Inquiries about the YRP @ Graz positions should be directed to Prof Dr Christiane Helling (christiane.helling(at)oeaw.ac.at) or Dr Ruth-Sophie Taubner (ruth-sophie.taubner(at)oeaw.ac.at).
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