Postdoctoral researcher in Astroparticle Physics at University of Amsterdam (API/GRAPPA)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Amsterdam
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute & GRAPPA
Street Line 1: 
Science Park 904
North Holland
Job Announcement Text: 

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. 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$2950.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$4710.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The salary will be in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel (see There is a 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr Jacco Vink
Associated professor
University of Amsterdam
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute/GRAPPA
Street Line 1: 
Science Park 904
Zip/Postal Code: 
1098 XH
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jacco Vink
Postdoc position in Astroparticle Physics (GRAPA)