Postdoc - Gamma-Ray Astronomy

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The Gamma-Ray Astronomy research group at the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Technology invites for applications for a postdoc position in Gamma-Ray Astronomy in Växjö, Southern Sweden.

Field of subject for the position: Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Placement: Växjö, Sweden

Extent and period: 100% for one year (1 year contract extension possible, depending on funding)

Context of position

The research group works on very-high-energy gamma astronomy and astrophysics, and participates in H.E.S.S. and leads the ALTO/COMET project. The research group is also a key actor in the Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) research center, a cross-faculty excellence unit at Linnaeus University. See the website of the group for more information.

The successful candidate will work both in H.E.S.S. and ALTO. In H.E.S.S. she/he will be a key researcher on Active Galactic Nuclei (observation proposals, data analysis and publication), while in ALTO/COMET she/he will be a driving force of several aspects of the project (Monte Carlo simulations, software development, analysis of prototype data). The candidate will tutor students at an undergraduate and at a graduate level. Approximately 20% of the time could be dedicated to teaching.

Qualification requirements

A candidate is considered qualified for the appointment if she/he holds a PhD in Physics or Astronomy, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD. The candidate must have completed the PhD degree no more than three years before the application deadline. Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.

Eligibility for this position requires:

Excellent knowledge of English

Good knowledge of Python and C++

Experience in Astroparticle Physics

Ability to work in a research group, to teach and supervise students at any levels


Assessment criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential.
  • Advanced skills in Monte Carlo simulations (Corsika and Geant4).
  • The applicant is assumed to have the ability to conduct research within the described area, with demonstrated skills to generate new ideas and innovate.
  • Documented background and experience in the proposed research area are advantageous. Research track record including minimum of two peer-reviewed research publications is required; stronger publication history a plus.
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility are of great importance since the work is done in a research group.
  • In its overall assessment of skills it is given particular importance to an assessment of the applicant's potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher.

Further information

The position is limited to one year full time, the contract can be extended for an additional year, depending on funding. The contract can start immediately. Preferred starting date: November the 1 st , 2019. Participation of women in research is encouraged.

Remember to enclose a CV, a list of publications, link to the PhD thesis, names and contact of three references and other relevant appendices, such as degree certificates, when applying via our website The application has to be registered no later than October the 5 th , 2019.

Head of department Magnus Paulsson,

Research leader Yvonne Becherini,

Human Resources Consultant Kristofer Stahl,
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