Cosmic ray antideuterons as a probe for new physics

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
University of Groningen
Department Name: 
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Job Announcement Text: 

This project, funded by the Dutch Research Council, aims at carrying out the analysis of the data collected by AMS-02, searching for cosmic-ray (CR) antideuterons. The goal of this project is twofold: perform the first-ever detection of CR antideuterons with the AMS-02 experiment, and understand the implications of the result in terms of DM and early-universe cosmology.

You are expected to:

  • hold a Master degree in physics or astrophysics at the date of the appointment;
  • be enthusiastic and motivated to work in a team, becoming part of a large international collaboration;
  • ideally have experience in astroparticle physics, theory, or experiments, however, we will also consider candidates with different expertise;
  • be proficient in the English language (oral and written) e.g. with a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall and 6.5 on parts

A complete application includes the following:

  • A general cover-letter (2 pages max) motivating your application and detailing the motivation to apply for the proposed PhD project. Please clearly indicate why you apply for this project, and why you think that your expertise fits the position.
  • A research statement (2 pages max) describing your personal research interests and previous research projects
  • Your CV/resume
  • A certified list of grades from your undergraduate degree(s) up to the moment of application (in case your degree has not yet been awarded).

All these documents should be sent to Besides this, two letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to this address.

The starting date is September 1st, but different starting dates can be considered up to November 1st, 2021.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 30, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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