Postdoctoral position in International Research Agenda AstroCeNT (gravitational wave studies, experiment, seismic sensors, infra sound sensors, data acquisition and analysis)

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    Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
    Information science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    15/08/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Poland › Warsaw


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral positions in the particle astrophysics group at Astrocent, a new international Center of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see below for more information).

Successful applicants will be expected to engage in experimental research in in gravitational waves, development of seismic and environmental sensors, as well as in related topics of astronomy and particle physics. We are seeking for applicants that received their PhD in engineering, geology, geophysics, physics or astronomy within the last 5 years. In particular we look for applicants with experience in data acquisition, data analysis or experimental setup. The successful applicant will work in the seismic sensor group led by prof. Bulik. The group is a part of the Virgo collaboration and takes part in the preparation activities for the Einstein Telescope.

The current projects include: development of data analysis tools for seismic sensors, development of a mobile seismic and environmental sensor, development of infra sound monitoring for gravitational wave observatories, and investigation of fiber networks as seismic sensors.

Complete applications received before August 15th 2020 will receive full consideration; however, applications received after that date will be also considered until the positions are filled.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Leszek Roszkowski (leszek.roszkowski@astrocent.pl) or Prof. Tomasz Bulik (tomek.bulik@astrocent.pl)

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

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 planned to engage in theoretical and experimental research in particle astrophysics, primarily, but not exclusively, in gravitational waves and dark matter.

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) – an internationally leading institute in astronomy and astrophysics; 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.
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.
Contact: Leszek Roszkowski, Tomasz Bulik
Email: office@astrocent.pl; tomasz.bulik@astrocent.pl
More Information: https://www.astrocent camk.edu.pl/
Letters of Reference should be sent to: office@astrocent.pl

More Information


Gross monthly salary will be 12,000 PLN (currently about 2700 Euro, US $3,050) that includes social and health insurance contributions. Take-home, tax-deducted salary will be close to 8,750 PLN (currently nearly 2,000 Euro, US $2,200). Private medical care, multisport card.


Selection process

Candidates are expected to have a valid PhD degree in physics/electronics obtained within 5 years from the date of starting

the employment (career breaks such as for maternity/paternity leave can be taken into account).

The application should be sent by e-mail (as pdf files) to: office@astrocent.pl by August 15th 2020.

Review of the applications shall commence immediately after that and short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. statement of research interests,
  3. publication list,
  4. photocopy of PhD diploma,
  5. At least two letters of reference,
  6. scan of signed GDPD form (available from https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochrona-danych-osobowych/#rodocent).

Additional comments

We offer:

  1. Stimulating, international, English speaking research environment in a new center of excellence;
  2. Possibility to develop frontline research in gravitational wave research, in collaboration with the other teams of Astrocent and with our strategic partner APC;
  3. Funding for research, travel and basic equipment.
  4. Scientific, organizational and technical support, including standard research facilities.

Offer Requirements

    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent


  1. Experience in electronics and data acquisition systems.
  2. Ability to work and collaborate in research teams in a competitive environment.
  3. Potential to attract grant funding.

Specific Requirements

We seek a resourceful and creative researcher who can explore research on gravitational waves experiments, development of seismic and environmental sensors, and low noise electronics.The post-doc will also collaborate with other team members.

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
AstroCeNT Department
Rektorska 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 540329


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