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PhD on the Preparation and Exploitation of Euclid data for Gravitational Wave cosmology in Aix-Marseille Rome

May 23, 2023

The Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille (CPPM) team in Marseille, France, invites applications for a 3-year PhD fellowship in the area of Gravitational Wave (GWs) Cosmology. The PhD programme will be jointly tutored by the Aix-Marseille Université (IPhU [Institute for the Physics of the Universe] / CPPM [Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille]) and Sapienza University of Rome, in the framework of the CIVIS European University Alliance.

The successful candidate will spend the first half of the PhD programme at the University of Rome Sapienza, working in collaboration with Dr. S. Mastrogiovanni and other scientists of the Virgo group, and will be joining the Virgo collaboration.
(S)he will spend the second half of the PhD programme at CPPM in Marseille working in collaboration with Dr. S Escoffier, Dr. E. Kajfasz and other experts in large galaxy surveys, and will be joining the Euclid consortium.
(S)he will also have the opportunity to travel for collaboration with other French Virgo groups such as the L2IT group in Toulouse led by Dr. N. Tamanini. At the end of the successful PhD programme, a diploma will be released by both Aix-Marseille Université and Sapienza University of Rome.
Application is now open until June 19th, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled during the first 10 days of July. The expected thesis starting date is November 1st, 2023.
Applicants must hold a Master of science or equivalent in fundamental physics or astrophysics (or related subjects) by the end of October 2023. A good level of English is necessary. Programming skills (python, C++), strong motivation and interest in cosmology as well as the ability to work in large international collaborations will be valuable assets.
Please send your application to Dr. E. Kajfasz, including:

  • A motivation letter (maximum two pages).
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A brief description of research interest and past achievements
  • Two reference letters (Head of the Master's program, supervisor of the Master internship)
  • to be sent directly to eric.kajfasz(at)
  • A transcript of all university records (Bachelor and Master)
  • A copy of the master's diploma

Contact: Eric Kajfas (eric.kajfasz(at)
Letters of Reference should be sent to: eric.kajfasz(at)

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