• Description:

    Join the vibrant Group for Lasers and Plasmas (GoLP) at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal, for an exciting PhD opportunity in extreme plasma physics. Work with Prof. Luis O. Silva on cutting-edge projects that explore the mysteries of plasmas under extreme astrophysical and laboratory conditions. Contribute to groundbreaking research on ultra-high-intensity lasers, particle beams, and astrophysical phenomena.

    The selected candidate(s) will join the dynamic Group for Lasers and Plasmas (GoLP) at IST, University of Lisbon, working under the guidance of Prof. Luis O. Silva. The 4-year PhD position(s) will involve original research, combining theory, simulations, and potential experimental collaborations. Explore topics such as matter behavior under extreme conditions, plasma topology and instabilities control, and the development of unique secondary sources for various applications. Engage in international research stays within the collaboration network.


    • M.Sc. in Physics, Engineering, Astrophysics, or related fields
    • Strong background or interest in plasma physics and numerical methods
    • Diverse backgrounds are welcome

    How to Apply

    Submit your application including:

    1. CV
    2. Academic transcripts
    3. Research statement (3 pages max, plus references)
    4. 1 to 3 letters of reference (send directly by referees to luis.silva@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)


    • Comprehensive funding package covering tuition, fees, and competitive stipend
    • Opportunities for additional prestigious fellowships
    • Starting date: September 1st, 2024 (flexible)
    •  Involvement in teaching or science communication activities (separately funded)



  • Fields

    • Astrophysics

    • Engineering

    • Physics

  • Qualifications

    • Master

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