WIPAC (the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison) is hiring two postdoctoral scholars in astro-particle physics to work on the IceCube observatory and/or the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Applicants must have (or soon have) a PhD in experimental astro-particle physics or a closely related field. Experience with hardware (in particular electronics), Monte Carlo simulations, and analysis of astro-particle data is preferred. Each position is for two years, with the possibility of an additional year contingent on performance and funding.
IceCube has recently discovered astrophysical neutrinos in the 100 TeV to 1 PeV energy range, and further data taking and analysis are underway. CTA groups in the US are building an innovative dual-mirror Cherenkov telescope that will be installed in Arizona. UW Madison has strong physics and astronomy departments, and WIPAC is a particularly active center for astro-particle research. Madison is the lead institution for IceCube and plays important roles in HAWC, the Askaryan Radio Array, DM-Ice, and CTA. WIPAC has a strong group of theorists who work with the experimentalists.
Send a CV, publication list, and statement of research interests to email@example.com. Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Send inquiries to Prof. Justin Vandenbroucke, firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Albrecht Karle, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.