Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics

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Position ID:GaTech-School of Physics-PDRAP [#12383]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher - Astrophysics POEMMA
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2018/12/01 finished (2018/10/12, finished 2019/06/02, listed until 2019/04/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Georgia Institute of Technology on POEMMA. POEMMA is a planned instrument to detect ultra-high energy cosmic rays and tau neutrinos from space. Georgia Tech makes major contributions to a number of leading astroparticle experiments: CTA, HAWC, VERITAS, IceCube, LIGO, and POEMMA. Theoretical topics addressed by faculty are in high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation, cosmology and numerical relativity.

The successful candidate will work in the research group of Prof. Nepomuk Otte. Georgia Tech's efforts on POEMMA are focused on the development of the Cherenkovcamera to detect tau neutrinos. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in the development of the Cherenkov camera and test it during a balloon flight.

Georgia Tech consistently ranks among the top public universities in the United States and is located in the heart of Atlanta, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the US. Atlanta offers endless opportunities for musical, culinary and cultural exploration, as well as close proximity to outstanding areas such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the coastal cities of Savannah and Charleston.

We are looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Astroparticle Physics, High-Energy Physics, Cosmology, or Astronomy. Expertise in instrumentation, in particular with photon detectors and readout electronics, is highly desired.

The postdoctoral fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits. The position will be available from Spring 2019 (start date flexible) for one year renewable for up to a total of three years.

Applicants should submit a CV with a list of publications, the name of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation, and a brief cover letter with statement of research interests (maximum two pages), via Academic Jobs Online. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of the applications will start December 1st.

Any questions regarding the positions are welcome and may be directed to with subject "PDocSearch''.

Georgia Tech is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution and a unit of the University System of Georgia.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Georgia Inst. of Technology
School of Physics
837 State Street
Atlanta, GA 30332

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