Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate (PhD position) for the project “New hybrid reconstruction techniques”. The position commences on 01.01.2019 . It is remunerated at 75% of the salary level TV-L E13. The term is fixed for a period of 3 years. Duties include academic services in the project named above.
Astroparticle physics is one of the topics of the research focus on particle-, astro- and accelerator-physics at the Institute for Experimental Physics in Hamburg. The German-Russian TAIGA-Experiment is part of the excellence cluster "Quantum Universe". TAIGA uses a new hybrid technique for the detection of gamma-rays in the TeV to PeV energy range. The experiment currently consists of a 1 km² array of air Cherenkov timing detector stations in combination with imaging air Cherenkov telescopes deployed in Siberia. We are developing new reconstruction and analysis techniques. Your duties within this DFG-funded project will encompass the whole data processing chain including calibration, reconstruction, and analysis (Crab Nebula and other astrophysical objects) of the first hybrid data sets. Furthermore, you will have the possibility to contribute to the development of a calibration system and to participate in observation shifts. You will be given the opportunity to write a PhD thesis in the framework of this project.
Requirements: A university degree with graduation in physics and a graduation thesis (Master level or equivalent) in the topical area of astroparticle physics. Advanced knowledge in programming (primarily python, further knowledge, e.g., C/C++ desirable). Experience in the development of reconstruction algorithms and in statistical data analysis. We are looking for candidates following an autonomous systematic approach and have an open mind in the collaboration within international research teams. Good English knowledge.
Retirement, maternity leave, care insurance, health insurance. Salary given is before taxes and social benefit deductions. After tax and benefit deductions, the net yearly salary amounts to a minimum of USD 25000 (EUR 22000).
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