25/10/2018

Tenure-track Group Leader research positions in particle astrophysics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AstronomyAstrophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/12/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Warsaw
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2019

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Applications are invited for four tenure-track research team leader positions at Astrocent, a new international Center of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland.

Astrocent’s prime objective will be to specialise in R&D on ultra-sensitive instruments for low background and low count rate particle astrophysics experiments, primarily, but not exclusively, in:

• dark matter searches, in particular modules of silicon photomultipliers, as part of DarkSide and Global Argon Dark Matter collaborations, and

• gravitational waves, especially seismic sensors, as part of Advanced Virgo/Ligo and the Einstein Telescope collaborations.

 

More Information

Benefits

Gross monthly salary will be 27,000 PLN that includes social and health insurance contributions. Take-home, tax-deducted salary will be close to 16,000 PLN.

Eligibility criteria

Applications should include: a CV, statement of research interests, publication list and a copy of PhD diploma, a scan of signed GDPD form (available from https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochrona-danych-osobowych/#rodocent)

Selection process

Applications should be sent by email to office@astrocent.pl.

In addition, three or four letters of reference should be sent to the same address.

Complete applications received before 2 December 2018 will receive full considerations; however, applications received after that date

will be also considered until the positions are filled.

Additional comments

Astrocent — Science and Technology Center in Particle Astrophysics — has recently been formed following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9MEuro, over US$10M) within the framework of the International Research Agendas Programme of Foundation of Polish Science, see:

https://www.fnp.org.pl/en/projekt-astrocent-zdobyl-finansowanie-w-progra...

At Astrocent, research will be focused primarily on the detection of gravitational waves and dark matter using advanced technological instruments, whose development will be among the prime areas of activity of the Center. However, it is envisaged to engage in other areas of the field, and in exploring potential applications in hi-tech industry and medicine as well.

Astrocent plans to develop close collaborative links with several institutions in Europe and outside, in particular with our strategic partner APC (Astroparticles and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris.

The Center of Excellence Astrocent is formally a new administrative division of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.camk.edu.pl); however, it is located on site of Warsaw University of Technology (https://www.pw.edu.pl/engpw) in order to foster communication and cooperation with local engineers and physicists, and to enhance scientific and academic environment.

In the first instance, Astrocent will comprise a minimum of six international research groups of physicists and engineers:

• particle astrophysics (leader: Professor Leszek Roszkowski);

• gravitational waves and seismic sensors (leader: Professor Tomasz Bulik);

• systems of silicon photomultipliers for astroparticle physics and medical physics;

• advanced electronics for readout of innovative astroparticle physics and gravitational wave detectors;

• big data acquisition and processing;

• IT programming.

Expansion to other activities in the field will be considered in the near future. In about two years the Center is expected to reach the size of about 40 researchers, including group leaders, their teams, PhD students and visitors working in an international, English-speaking environment. The Center is led by Professor Leszek Roszkowski.

Astrocent is conveniently located in the city center, with easy access from rail stations and airports. It occupies a suite of spacious and modern labs and offices on top floor of a modern building,

https://www.cziitt.pw.edu.pl/?lang=en  of Warsaw University of Technology.

The site is also well connected with Physics Department of Warsaw University and the main site of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AstronomyAstrophysics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    More than 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Astronomy: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Four research groups will be formed to do R&D on:

• systems of silicon photomultipliers;

• related electronics, DAQ and programming aspects of research.

This search is for Group Leader positions for four research groups in the above areas. We are looking for researchers — physicists and engineers — with a proven strong record in frontline R&D on ultra-sensitive instruments in particle physics and astrophysics, in particular in dark matter and/or gravitational wave studies.

Specific Requirements

Successful candidates will be expected to form their research teams and to build their own laboratories, for which additional generous funding will be available on a competitive basis.

In addition to particle astrophysics experiments, investigations of possible medical and Hi-Tech industrial applications of R&D conducted at Astrocent will be strongly encouraged.

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center/Astrocent
Poland
Warsaw
00-614
ul. Rektorska 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 349733

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