Department of Astroparticle Physics, FZU

Datum objave: 20. 12. 2023
Zaposlitveni oglas
Postdoc / Senior researcher in Astroparticle Physics (redna zaposlitev, rok za prijavo 31. december 2023)

Postdoc / Senior researcher in Astroparticle Physics

The Department of Astroparticle Physics invites applications for a postdoctoral or senior research position. The position is to start at the beginning of 2024.

The successful candidate will participate in the theoretical or experimental studies of the ultra-high energy phenomena in the Universe by joining activities of one of the following existing or future observatories: Pierre Auger Observatory, Cherenkov Telescope Array, Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory. Applicants will work in the larger team involved as well in the Telescope Array and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. A wide range of possibilities offered in the position consider the development of data analyses regarding properties of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, high-energy gamma rays and high-energy neutrinos, as well as work on improvement of the design and instrumentation of the future observatories. We welcome applications from theorists working in ultrahigh-energy particle acceleration and propagation areas.

What you will do:

  • Participate in the work of the leading astrophysical observatories
  • Work in a team of experienced experimental and theoretical physicists
  • Improve and develop new data-analysis techniques
  • Work on the design of the future observatories
  • Participate in international conferences and publish your research in refereed journals

Required qualifications:

  • PhD degree in particle physics or astrophysics
  • Experience with data analysis in experimental (astro)particle physics or in theoretical modelling of acceleration of particles to ultra-high energies and their transport through the Universe
  • Proficiency in programming and computing
  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulations using farm and grid resources is an advantage
  • Good skills in machine learning techniques are an advantage
  • Creative thinking and proactive problem-solving
  • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken)

What we can offer:

  • Interesting work in astroparticle physics field connecting phenomenology and experiment
  • Working in the international environment of large collaboration
  • Participation in multidisciplinary scientific projects
  • Working in an international team and a stimulating environment
  • Access to powerful computing (~10000 CPUs) and storage resources of the local farm and grid computing
  • Training and development (seminars, workshops, conferences, high-quality language courses, soft skills training)
  • A competitive salary
  • Support of your work-life balance – flexible work hours, work from home
  • Multisport card, meal allowance, 25 days of vacation + 6 days of personal leave/year and other benefits
  • More information is available at: Why FZU?

Terms of employment:

  • Start of employment beginning of 2024
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • 2-year contract with the possibility of extension for two additional years on the mutual agreement
  • EU competitive salary

Application procedure:

Applicants are requested to send to kariera@fzu.cz by December 31st, 2023 the following materials: * Curriculum Vitae * A one-page statement of past research achievements * A one-page research proposal describing the preferred direction of the research and research interests * List of publications

For additional information, please contact Dr. Petr Trávníček at travnick@fzu.cz.

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