PhD Position at Bologna University

Update: 24 settembre 2018

Procedura conclusa: Fellowship assegnata ad Cristiano Fanelli


Deadline: 14 May 2018

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) of the University of Bologna and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) invite applications for 10 positions to their joint PhD Course in Astrophysics.

One of these position is funded by a specific INAF grant and devoted to the following project:


Supervisor: Dr.  Donatella Romano – (INAF-OAS),  Responsible for the project FRONTIERA (Fostering high ResolutiON Technology and Innovation for Exoplanets and Research in Astrophysics)


All the information related to the call can be found at

The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is the oldest University in the Western world. The Astrophysics section of DIFA consists of about 20 faculties, 20 postdoctoral associates and 25 PhD students. English is the common language in all the astronomical institutes. Bologna is a friendly and lively town, where the University, with about 100000 students, plays a fundamental role.

PhD positions are funded for three years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is approximately  14000 €.

Application forms and instructions are available at:


Information about the programme of the PhD in Astrophysics can be found at the web page:

Applicants are requested to upload a Curriculum Vitae, the Certificate of Bachelor and Master’s degree and the list of exams with grades, Certification of examinations passed, with the grades awarded, a summary of the Master thesis (max 5000 characters). At least one and no more than two letters of recommendation have to be sent by researchers working on Astrophysics through the procedure available at the URL  possibly using the template available at:

The successful candidates must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) by the starting date. The starting date is November 1st, 2018.

Complete applications must be received by  ***May 14th, 2018, 1pm***.

A preselection will be performed by the end of May 2018. Students selected in the short-list  will be interviewed (also by skype) on June 18-19, 2018.


Contact information for Inquires about job:

Prof. Francesco R. Ferraro, Coordinator of the PhD Course in Astrophysics, University of Bologna (Italy), email:

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