At the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy/GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam, we will have a new postdoctoral position to strengthen astroparticle physics in the Netherlands. The position is intended to support analysis of H.E.S.S. and other gamma-ray data (67%), as well as connecting this to multi-messenger physics in general (33%). The postdoc will be appointed for 2 + 1 years and will be embedded in the research group of Dr Jacco Vink, which is part of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics. The postdoc will also collaborate with the group of Prof. J. Hörandel, who leads the multi-messenger/Pierre Auger Collaboration group at the Radboud University, Nijmegen.
The research will focus on Galactic TeV sources such as supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae. Current H.E.S.S. projects that Jacco Vink is involved in concern supernova remnants and sources in the Magellanic Clouds. However, expertise in other areas of gamma-ray astronomy is also valued, in the context of multimessenger physics, and the questions about the origin of cosmic rays.
The candidate should have a PhD in astronomy and/or physics; a proven track record in observational TeV astronomy and a strong interest in multi-messenger physics. The postdoc will become a member of H.E.S.S. collaboration, and visit the observatory in Namibia at least 2 times for observation runs during the tenure. The appointment is intended for an initial period of 2 years, with renewal for a 3rd year contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress.
Please submit a cover letter, statement of research experience and motivation, and the names of three referees using the University application system, given under Apply to Job. Please combine these documents in one single attachment and also mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.