Postdoc Position in Experimental Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Geneva
Job Announcement Text: 

We are offering a postdoctoral physicist position to an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to join the Space Astroparticle Physics group to work on instrument development and multimessenger astrophysics studies with the POLAR-2 mission. The POLAR-2 instrument will be the largest Gamma-Ray Burst polarimeter as well as one of the most sensitive gamma-ray spectrometers in space. Its launch is confirmed for 2024.

The DPNC group is a key participatant in several astroparticle and astrophysics space mission, including POLAR, the predecessor of POLAR-2, and eXTP. The group is leading the POLAR-2 project with major responsibilities in the development of the POLAR-2 polarimeter. We are looking for a recent Ph.D graduate to play a leading role in the polarimeter development effort, in particular in the prototype test and calibration, and to contribute to the preparation of exploiting the POLAR-2 data for multimessenger astrophysics, in particular in the area of joint GRB – Gravitational Wave detection data analysis. Participation in the analysis of the POLAR data leading to publications is also expected.

The position is for a fixed term of 2 years, with possibility of extension. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D in experimental particle, astroparticle or astrophysics and to have demonstrated the ability to independently complete a complex physics measurement or a hardware project.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and to arrange 2 letters of recommendations to be sent to Dr. Merlin Kole ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Further inquiries can be sent to the same address.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$81000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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