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Scholarship in Direct Dark Matter Detection

The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland, invites applications for a student scholarship funded by the Polish National Science Center. The successful applicant will collaborate with Prof. Masayuki Wada on the project "Development of the Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector with Liquid Argon" funded by the Polish National Science Center (NCN), through grant nr 2021/42/E/ST2/00331. The studentship is available for 34 months, with a possible extension for another 2 months.


This project involves research on different aspects of the liquid-argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) including designing and building of TPC, handling cryogenic system, simulating detector response using GEANT4, data acquisition, and analysis to draw physics results. Within this project, measurement of low-energy nuclear recoils and low-energy backgrounds originating from trace amounts of impurities in liquid argon will be performed.


The main requirement for this position is the possession of a valid MSc degree or equivalent in physics (or astronomy, mathematics or engineering). Good knowledge of the English language and experience with programming, analysis of experimental data, Monte Carlo simulation, and hardware will be an advantage.


The applicants should provide a CV including education history, information about scientific achievements (publications, awards and scholarships, participation in scientific conferences, workshops and research programs), a short letter of motivation, and a signed GDPR declaration, available at:



Applications should be sent in pdf form to recruitment@camk.edu.pl

Enquiries about the studentships can also be addressed to masayuki@camk.edu.pl


The deadline for applications is 31 July 2022; the applications will be reviewed by the recruitment committee according to the NCN rules.

The envisaged starting date is 01 December 2022.