GRAPPA Research Associates in (Astro)Particle Physics
Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics
- 13 november 2017
- €3,111 to €4,084 gross per month
- 1 december 2017
- 38 hours per week
GRAPPA, the center of excellence in Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam, is a joint effort between the Institute for High Energy Physics, the Anton Pannekoek Institute, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics. It consists of eight faculty members – S. Ando, D. Baumann, G. Bertone (spokesperson), M.P. Decowski, B. Freivogel, S. Markoff, J. Vink and C. Weniger – whose research interests include black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. In addition, there are about 15 affiliated GRAPPA faculty who are involved with experimental work on Antares/KM3NeT, ATLAS, CTA, LIGO/VIRGO, LOFAR and XENON100/XENON1T, as well as theory.
We invite applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. One of the successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary team led by G. Bertone. We are looking in particular for candidates who have experience in applying machine learning methods to particle and astroparticle physics problems. Candidates who have shown excellence in other relevant fields and are willing to broaden their research interests are also encouraged to apply. Additional postdoctoral positions might become available in the group of Christoph Weniger. All candidates will be automatically considered for those positions.
Candidates should preferably have obtained a PhD in a field related to the group's research interests after December 2013, or expect to obtain it by September 2018.
The appointment is for two years (with a possible extension to a third year). Depending on your knowledge and experience, your monthly gross salary will range between €3,111 and €4,084 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities) based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
Applications should be uploaded through the portal Academic Jobs Online. Further details can be found there. #LI-DNP
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