GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam

Position ID:University of Amsterdam-GRAPPA-PHD [#10521]
Position Title: GRAPPA PhD position in Astroparticle Physics
Position Location:Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1090 GL, Netherlands [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physis, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Machine Learning, Particle Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory
Appl Deadline:2017/12/01 (posted 2017/11/22)
Position Description:    

GRAPPA, the center of excellence in Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam, is a joint initiative of the Institute for High Energy Physics, the Anton Pannekoek Institute, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam. It consists of eight faculty members – S. Ando, D. Baumann, G. Bertone (spokesperson), M.P. Decowski, B. Freivogel, S. Markoff, J. Vink and C. Weniger – whose research interests include black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. In addition, there are about 15 affiliated GRAPPA faculty who are involved with experimental work on Antares/KM3NeT, ATLAS, CTA, LIGO/VIRGO, LOFAR and XENON100/XENON1T, as well as theory.

We invite applications for a PhD position in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. The successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary team led by G. Bertone. We are looking in particular for candidates who have experience in applying machine learning methods to particle and astroparticle physics problems, but candidates who have shown excellence in other relevant fields and are willing to broaden their research interests are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should preferably have obtained a MSc degree in a field related to the group's research interests after December 2015, or expect to obtain it by September 2018.

The appointment will be for a period of up to 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.

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Further Info:
GRAPPA Center of excellence
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904
Postbus 94485
1090 GL Amsterdam, NL

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