University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr International Academy

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Fellowship ID:UCPH-NBIA-PD_HECN_1 [#17233]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in High-Energy Cosmic Neutrino Physics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Astrophysics / particle astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysics
High Energy Physics / Neutrino physics and Astrophysics, Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/11/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/19, listed until 2021/04/18)

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The Niels Bohr International Academy invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in high-energy neutrino physics using cosmic neutrinos. 

We encourage applications from motivated, outstanding candidates with expertise in the theory and phenomenology of neutrino astrophysics and physics, in analytical and numerical methods.

About the position 

The successful applicant will explore the vast potential of high-energy cosmic neutrinos to test particle physics at the highest energies, including tests of Standard-Model predictions and of physics beyond the Standard Model. The work will be geared along two directions: using the TeV-PeV neutrinos detected by IceCube and making predictions for the potential of EeV neutrinos to test particle physics in upcoming experiments. 

The work will be part of the project “Pushing Neutrino Physics to the Cosmic Frontier”, funded by the Villum Fonden (project no. 29388). 

Postdoctoral researchers receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers. The duration of the position is 2 years, starting in Fall of 2021.

Application requirements

The applicant must hold a PhD degree in particle or astroparticle physics by the start of the appointment. When assessing the qualifications of the applicant, we will evaluate relevant work experience and publications. The applicant must have good English skills. 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically below.  The application documents must include:

  • Cover letter, max. 1 page (your motivation and background for applying to this position)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement, max. 4 pages (detailing your research experience and research interests for the future)
  • Publication list
  • Three reference letters

To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 20, 2020. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Description of the scientific environment

The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) was inaugurated March 3, 1921, by Professor Niels Bohr. Currently, we are approximately 130 researchers, 70 administrative and technical staff, 100 PhD students, and Masters and undergraduate 400 students. The NBI is part of the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at the University of Copenhagen. The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) is an independent center of excellence hosted by the NBI. Its mission is to attract the best and the brightest to Denmark and provide the environment to enable breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics, such as astroparticle physics, biophysics, condensed matter, quantum devices, particle physics, cosmology, and theoretical astrophysics. For an overview of all of the research areas at NBIA, see here. The NBI is an international hub for neutrino research. It hosts the Neutrino Astrophysics group and the IceCube group. In joining, you will have a chance to interact with these groups on a regular basis. The NBI has a vibrant working environment, with many weekly seminars, colloquia, and journal clubs, and frequent international visitors. 

The University wishes its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is scientific excellence.


For questions about the position, please contact Mauricio Bustamante, Niels Bohr International Academy (

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
+45 2223 0566
The Niels Bohr International Academy
The Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen, 2100

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