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PhD studentships at ICG Portsmouth

Jan 11, 2022

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth invites applicants for PhD studentships beginning in October 2022. The ICG is one of the leading groups in research on cosmology and astrophysics in the UK and are active participants in a wide range of international collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Euclid satellite.
Applications for funding should be received by Feb 1, 2022 for full consideration;
Final self-funded deadline: July 1, 2022

Multiple funded PhD studentships will be available for research projects in:

- Astrophysics
- Observational cosmology
- Theoretical cosmology
- Gravitational waves

Further details about our research can be found here:

There is no formal closing date, but applicants are advised to submit an application as early as possible. If you are seeking a funded studentship, you should aim to submit by the end of January. Interviews for these studentships take place in February / March for entry in October. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. PhD applicants should have or expect to obtain a good honours degree or equivalent in Physics, Maths or Astronomy.

Informal enquiries about the studentships can be directed to: icg-recruitment(at) Formal applications should be made through the online application and please quote project code ICG05530122.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

The ICG is a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and student-led workshops and conferences.