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    Full-time Position
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    Research & Science
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  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      January 17,2022
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    PhD Position on Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

    PhD Position on Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

    Faculteit/Dienst: Faculteit der Natuurw., Wiskunde & Informatica
    Opleidingsniveau: Master
    Functie type: Wetenschappelijk Personeel
    Sluitingsdatum: 1 mrt 2022
    Vacaturenummer: 8022
    We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for one PhD position in astroparticle physics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The successful candidate will be embedded in the GRAPPA Center of excellence in Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics, a multidisciplinary team of researchers active in a variety of research topics including neutrinos, dark matter, high-energy astrophysics, physics beyond the standard model, and gravitation. The position is expected to start by Fall 2022.

    What are you going to do?

    You are expected to:
    • be active in the theoretical research on astroparticle physics and multi-messenger astrophysics focusing on gamma rays and neutrinos, publishing in high level international journals, presenting at leading conferences and helping supervise Bachelor and Master students;
    • be open to collaborations with other institutes (Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy and Nikhef Institute for Subatomic Physics);
    • engage in teaching physics courses as a teaching assistant.

    What do we require?

    The successful candidate should:
    • have a Master’s degree in physics or equivalent (expected to be received by fall 2022);
    • excel academically, as indicated by grade transcript and curriculum vitae;
    • wish to pursue an academic career;
    • be fluent in spoken and written English;
    • have the ability and willingness to work in a collaborative team including junior students;
    • have an interest in sharing science with the wider non-scientist community.

    Our offer

    A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of four years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of four years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and Master students.

    The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,443 to €3,122 (scale P) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

    Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

    • Dr. Shin’ichiro Ando
    • T. + 31 (0)20 525 6316

    About us

    The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

    The center of excellence in Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA) is connected to the Institute of Physics and then Anton Pannekoek Institute at the University of Amsterdam as well as Nikhef. GRAPPA researchers have wide research interests, including dark matter phenomenology, cosmic rays, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, black holes physics, gravitational waves, and string theory. It also includes experimental physicists active in the Antares/KM3NeT, ATLAS, CTA, LOFAR, Virgo, and XENON1T collaborations.

    Job application

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 March 2022. You can apply online by using the link below.

    Applications in .pdf should include:
    • a motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications;
    • a research statement (past research activities including master thesis, future interests);
    • a transcript of the grades;
    • the name and email address of two referees, who will be asked for their recommendation letters directly.

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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