2013 PhD Position for International Students at Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade in Serbia

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A fully funded PhD position is available at Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade in Serbia. The position is offered by the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade in collaboration with the Department of Astronomy (University of Belgrade). International students are also eligible to apply for this position. The position is available for 3 years. Interested candidates should submit their applications by email.. As part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network, STARDUST, the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, in collaboration with the Department of Astronomy (University of Belgrade), offers a fully funded PhD (ESR) position in asteroidal science. This PhD project aims to better understand the transport of asteroids from the Main belt to the region of the terrestrial planets, by taking advantage of the recent availability of new data that provides a new opportunity to connect many specific NEAs with their origins. The focus will be on the contribution of different asteroid families to each of the sub-populations of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). A successful candidate will work under the supervision of Bojan Novakovi and Zoran Kneževi.. This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
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Who can apply to this scholarship? All qualified candidates irrespective of gender or nationality are welcome to apply as long as the following conditions have been fulfilled:
· A successful candidate must hold (or expect to obtain) a Masters degree in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Science or related fields.
· A successful candidate should have good oral and written communication skills in English.
· Applicants should be in the first 4 years (full
· time equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
· Applicants should not have resided or performed their main activity in Serbia for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date.
· Knowledge of computer programming (Fortran, C, Python, MATLAB) and/or numerical modeling  would be an important advantage
Benefits of the scholarship: The ESR fellow will be employed according to the regulations of the Marie Curie Initial Network and the employment conditions of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The fellow is supposed to complete his/her PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of his/her employment.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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