Jobs


Currently open at GRAPPA: 1 faculty position, 1 (or more) postdoctoral positions, 1 PhD position. 


Faculty Position

A tenure track position in the field of gravitational waves astrophysics is available in our group.

We are looking for a candidate with an exceptionally strong research program and a strong interest in excellent teaching in the areas of interest of GRAPPA, with a strong preference for candidates working in gravitational-wave astrophysics. For a balanced composition of GRAPPA, we also have a strong preference for female candidates.

The candidate is required to have a PhD in (astro-)physics, an excellent scientific track record, and the proven capability to attract funding. The candidate should have the capabilities to build up a research group of internationally outstanding level and to initiate and carry out scientific research. The candidate should also be able to develop and provide allotted cohesive academic course components for a wide range of target groups, based on the faculty’s curriculum, so that students may meet the course objectives in terms of knowledge, understanding, skills, competence and attitude.

The initial appointment will be for a period of six years. Based on performance indicators agreed on at the start of the appointment, the tenure track position will lead to a tenured position in a period of maximally 5 years. In the fifth year of the appointment the tenure decision will be taken. These conditions can be tailored appropriately for candidates that have somewhat greater seniority. Exceptional candidates may be directly considered for a tenured position.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2017

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Postdoctoral position(s)

We invite applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. One of the successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary team led by G. Bertone. We are looking in particular for candidates who have experience in applying machine learning methods to particle and astroparticle physics problems. Candidates who have shown excellence in other relevant fields and are willing to broaden their research interests are also encouraged to apply. Additional postdoctoral positions might become available in the group of C. Weniger. All candidates will be automatically considered for those positions.

The appointment is for two years (with a possible extension to a third year), with a salary set by Dutch labor law, including generous benefits. Candidates should preferably have obtained a PhD in a field related to the group’s research interests after December 2013, or expect to obtain it by September 2018.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2017

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PhD position

GRAPPA, the center of excellence in Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam, is a joint initiative of the Institute for High Energy Physics, the Anton Pannekoek Institute, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam. It consists of eight faculty members – S. Ando, D. Baumann, G. Bertone (spokesperson), M.P. Decowski, B. Freivogel, S. Markoff, J. Vink and C. Weniger – whose research interests include black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. In addition, there are about 15 affiliated GRAPPA faculty who are involved with experimental work on Antares/KM3NeT, ATLAS, CTA, LIGO/VIRGO, LOFAR and XENON100/XENON1T, as well as theory.
We invite applications for a PhD position in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. The successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary team led by G. Bertone. We are looking in particular for candidates who have experience in applying machine learning methods to particle and astroparticle physics problems, but candidates who have shown excellence in other relevant fields and are willing to broaden their research interests are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should preferably have obtained a MSc degree in a field related to the group’s research interests after December 2015, or expect to obtain it by September 2018.

The appointment will be for a period of up to 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2017

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