Postdoc in particle astrophysics in International Research Agenda AstroCeNT: Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre

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    Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    01/12/2020 09:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw


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

Successful applicants will be expected to engage in theoretical research on broadly understood subject of dark matter and related “new physics” models and particle cosmology.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Leszek Roszkowski (leszek.roszkowski@astrocent.pl)

AstroCeNT (https://astrocent.camk.edu.pl) — Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre — was established on 1 July 2018 following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9M Euro, over 10M USD) 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 is focused primarily on the areas of 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 other areas of theoretical and experimental research in particle astrophysics, beyond gravitational waves and dark matter.

AstroCeNT has developed close collaborative links with several institutions in Europe and outside, in particular with our strategic partners APC (Astroparticle and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris and the McDonald Institute in Canada. More collaborations are being established.

Currently AstroCeNT is comprised of six international research groups of physicists and engineers:

1. SiPM Systems for Astroparticle Physics and Medical Physics (leader: Dr Marcin Kuźniak);

2. Seismic Sensors (leader: Professor Tomasz Bulik);

3. Electronics and Data Acquisition and Processing (leader: Dr Mariusz Suchenek);

4. Ultrapure SiPMs and Associated Readout Electronics (leader: Dr Masayuki Wada);

5. Scientific Computing & Information Technology (leader: Professor Piotr Gawron);

6. Particle Astrophysics (leader: Professor Leszek Roszkowski).

Expansion to other activities in the field will be considered in the future. 

The Centre is led by Professor Leszek Roszkowski.

AstroCeNT is formally a new administrative division of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.camk.edu.pl) – an internationally leading institute in astronomy and astrophysics.

AstroCeNT is conveniently located in the city center, with easy access from rail stations and airports. The center occupies a suite of spacious and modern labs and offices on the top floor of a modern building (https://www.cziitt.pw.edu.pl/?lang=en) 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 site is also well connected with Physics Department of Warsaw University and the main site of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre and other research institutes in Warsaw.

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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.

Eligibility criteria

Required documents:

1. Curriculum Vitae,

2. statement of research interests,

3. publication list,

4. photocopy of PhD diploma,

5. At least two, preferably three, letters of reference,

6. scan of signed GDPD form (available from https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochrona-danych-osobowych/#rodocent).


Selection process

Complete applications received before 1 December 2020 will receive full consideration; however, applications received after that date will be also considered until the positions are filled.

Offer Requirements


1. Ability to work and collaborate in research teams in a competitive environment.

2. Strong track record of past research.

3. Potential to attract grant funding.

Specific Requirements

Key responsibilities include:

1. making significant contributions to front-line research on dark matter theory and phenomenology;

2. being open to co-operation with the other research teams at AstroCeNT;

3. being prepared to apply for grants.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
AstroCeNT: Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre
Rektorska 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 577808


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