1 Postdoctoral Position – Multi-Messenger High-Energy Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
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Job Description

The astroparticle group of Prof. Buson based at the Univ. of Wurzburg and DESY-Zeuthen invites applications for 1 postdoctoral position (all genders welcome) at the interface of high-energy astrophysics, time-domain and multi-messenger neutrino astronomy, with a starting date as early as March 2024. The position is available in the framework of the project "Mapping Highly Energetic Messengers Throughout the Universe - MessMapp" funded under H2020-EU.1.1. - Excellent Science - ERC-2020-STG, ID: 949555.

More about MessMapp : https://messmapp.github.io/

Job description: The successful candidate will be based in DESY-Zeuthen and join the lively group of Prof. Sara Buson pursuing cutting-edge research in the multi-messenger astrophysics field. He/she will have the opportunity to join international research collaborations, working with data from state-of-the-art observatories. The team primarily focuses on research on active galactic nuclei in the context of neutrino and cosmic rays astronomy.

Qualification requirements: The ideal candidate has a PhD degree in physics or astrophysics, a strong background in theoretical modeling of active galactic nuclei, with applications to high-energy astrophysics and/or neutrino astronomy, and solid knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g. Python, C++). The required knowledge of the English language is level B1 of CEFR or above.

Application material and deadline: Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, a brief research summary and outlook, and a copy of the PhD certificate (or alternatively a statement from the supervisor stating the expected completion date of the PhD thesis), should be sent electronically preferably as a single PDF document to: [email protected]

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the e-mail address above. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submission by Nov 10, 2023 is recommended for full consideration. Updates on the review progresses will be available at the MessMapp homepage.

Working environment:  Computing resources and support for travelling are excellent. Group members have the opportunity to attend international conferences and benefit from other educational and supporting measures. The group working environment will be stimulating and allow for personal growth. 

Addition information: The appointment is for two years, the position is fixed-term. A possible extension depends on the availability of funds and mutual satisfaction. The salary will be based on the German federal public service salary scale (E13 TV-L 100%), amounting to a gross salary of approximately of 4400-4600 EUR per month. Successful candidates will receive standard unemployment, health, and retirement benefits according to the German law.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Oct 06
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 30


Prof. Sara Buson