The GRAPPA (Gravitation AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam) Institute is a collaboration between the institutes for Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and High Energy Physics at the Science Faculty of the University of Amsterdam (http://grappa.science.uva.nl/). Six recently hired faculty members are active: Shin’ichiro Ando, David Berge, Gianfranco Bertone, Patrick Decowski, Ben Freivogel, and Jacco Vink. Their research interests include dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos, and cosmic rays, with a focus on both theoretical modeling of astrophysical source physics as well as experimental detection. In addition, there are about 15 affiliated GRAPPA faculty from the collaborating institutes, who are involved with related experimental work on ATLAS, CTA, HESS, KamLAND(-Zen), LOFAR and XENON100/XENON1T, as well as theory.
The GRAPPA Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an opportunity for outstanding recent Ph.D. recipients to work in our interdisciplinary GRAPPA program.
We are presently accepting applications for a new GRAPPA Fellow. Preference will be given to candidates in the field of dark matter phenomenology, but exceptional candidates working in other fields will also be considered. Candidates should have a background in a field related to particle or astroparticle physics, and they should have obtained their Ph.D. after January 2010 or expect to obtain it by September 2014. The Fellowship appointment will be for 3 years, with a salary set by Dutch labor law, including generous benefits and funds for travel, computers, etc.
Interested candidates should apply via our job application page at http://grappa.science.uva.nl/jobs. The application should include a cover letter, a research statement, a curriculum vitae including publications, and three letters of reference that must be received by the deadline of December 1, 2013. The research statement (maximum 4 pages) should include a brief summary of past research and an explanation of how the proposed research fits into the GRAPPA program.
Inquiries about GRAPPA or the Fellowship can be addressed to Dr. Gianfranco Bertone (firstname.lastname@example.org).