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Postdocs at AstroCeNT (all 6 research groups)

Application deadline: 15 December 2020

Please apply only via email – all the material should be sent to recruitment@astrocent.pl

Link to the job offer on Euraxess

Applications are invited for ten postdoctoral positions  at AstroCeNT, a new international Centre of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see below for more information). Successful applicants will be expected to join one of research groups operating at AstroCeNT

We are seeking applicants that received their Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, nuclear physics, engineering, geology, geophysics, astronomy, experimental particle or electronic fields, computer science (quantum computation, machine learning, signal processing), applied mathematics or physics within the past 5 years. In particular, we are looking for applicants with experience in data analysis, data acquisition, hardware development (or experimental setup) or numerical programming and scientific computation.

Complete applications received before 15 December 2020 will receive full consideration. However, applications received after that date will be also considered until the positions are filled.

AstroCeNT (https://astrocent.camk.edu.pl) — Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre — was established on 1 July 2018 following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9M Euro, over 10M USD) within the framework of the International Research Agendas Programme of Foundation of Polish Science, see:


At AstroCeNT research is focused primarily on the areas of the detection of gravitational waves and dark matter using advanced technological instruments, whose development will be among the prime areas of activity of the Centre. However, it is planned to engage in other areas of theoretical and experimental research in particle astrophysics, beyond gravitational waves and dark matter.

AstroCeNT has developed close collaborative links with several institutions in Europe and outside, in particular with our strategic partners APC (Astroparticle and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris and the McDonald Institute in Canada. More collaborations are being established.

Currently AstroCeNT comprises six international research groups of physicists and engineers:

  1. SiPM Systems for Astroparticle Physics and Medical Physics (leader: Dr Marcin Kuźniak);
  2. Seismic Sensors (leader: Professor Tomasz Bulik);
  3. Electronics and Data Acquisition and Processing (leader: Dr Mariusz Suchenek);
  4. Ultrapure SiPMs and Associated Readout Electronics (leader: Dr Masayuki Wada);
  5. Scientific Computing & Information Technology (leader: Professor Piotr Gawron);
  6. Particle Astrophysics (leader: Professor Leszek Roszkowski).

AtroCeNT is formally a new administrative division of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.camk.edu.pl) – an internationally leading institute in astronomy and astrophysics.

AtroCeNT is conveniently located in the city center, with easy access from rail stations and airports. The center occupies a suite of spacious and modern labs and offices on the top floor of a modern building (https://www.cziitt.pw.edu.pl/?lang=en) of Warsaw University of Technology (https://www.pw.edu.pl/engpw) in order to foster communication and cooperation with local engineers and physicists, and to enhance scientific and academic environment. The site is also well connected with Physics Department of Warsaw University and the main site of the Nicolaus Copernicus

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Actively participating in the research program at AstroCeNT.
  2. Active cooperation with other research teams at AstroCeNT;
  3. Being  prepared to apply for grants.

Profile of candidates:

  1. Ability to work and collaborate in research teams in a competitive environment.
  2. Strong track record of past research.
  3. Potential to attract grant funding.

Remuneration: Gross monthly salary of 12 000 PLN, including social and health insurance and tax.

Job type: Employment contract

Maximum period of contract: 24 months (with a possibility to extend to 36 months)

Required documents:

1. curriculum vitae,

2. statement of research interests,

3. publication list,

4. photocopy of PhD diploma,

5. at least two, preferably three, letters of reference,

6. scan of signed GDPD form (available from :https://www.camk.edu.pl/en/about/ochrona-danych-osobowych/#rodocent).

We offer:

  1. Stimulating, international, English-speaking research environment in a new centre of excellence.
  2. Possibility to develop frontline research in gravitational wave research, in collaboration with the other teams of AstroCeNT and with our strategic partner APC.
  3. Funding for research, travel and basic equipment.
  4. Scientific, organizational and technical support, including standard research facilities.