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Postdoctoral position in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy at UC Louvain

Jul 13, 2021

The Astroparticle physics group of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), hosted at the Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3) in the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP), is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral researcher position in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy.

The IRMP physicists of UCLouvain conduct research in fundamental interactions and cosmology on the experimental and theoretical fronts. More than 100 physicists and mathematicians from all over the world currently work at the IRMP. The newly formed UCLouvain Astroparticle physics group will focus on neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy and will join the IceCube and KM3NeT collaborations.

The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in the search for low-energy neutrinos from transient sources, with a specific focus on binary compact mergers detected through gravitational waves. The project will provide them a good visibility within the IceCube and KM3NeT collaborations and the multi-messenger astronomy community in general. A strong collaboration with the Virgo group at CP3 is expected.

The appointment is initially available for two years, and could possibly be extended to 3 years subject to availability of funds and mutual satisfaction. Computing resources and support for travelling are excellent and the working environment will be stimulating and allow for personal growth. A special care to well-being and career management will be provided throughout the contract. The selected candidate is expected to start during Fall 2021. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged and priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups in case of equal qualifications.

Applications, which must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and motivation (max. 2 pages), and at least two recommendation letters from senior scientists, should be submitted on-line, by August 10th, 2021, at: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/71. Applicants should hold a PhD Degree in physics and demonstrate a strong interest in astroparticle physics. Experience with data science tools will be considered as an asset. The position will remain open after this first deadline until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information, please, contact
Gwenhaël de Wasseige (gwenhael.dewasseige(at)uclouvain.be)

Please find here full information: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/jobs/71