Jobs at the Institute of Astro and Particle Physics

May 6, 2014

06.05.2014

Opening of two positions in Very High Energy gamma-ray astrophysics:

We offer two positions in the field of Very High Energy (VHE) gamma-ray astrophysics, jointly supported by the French National Agency for Research ANR and the Austrian Science Fund FWF. The project aims for characterizing diffuse galactic gamma-ray emission in the VHE-regime with new analysis techniques and advanced numerical modelling, particular benefiting from access to data and infrastructure of the H.E.S.S. telescope array in Namibia through the H.E.S.S. consortium.

The first position is a 3-year PostDoc position. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research at part time at both École Polytechnique, Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, Palaiseau (Paris area), France, and the Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at Innsbruck University, Austria. The candidate is expected to extend the existing Model-analysis framework into a global maximum likelihood analysis scheme suitable to characterize backgrounds and systematics in Galactic Ridge observations from the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey. The work will be applied within models of interactions and radiation processes in the interstellar medium and aims for characterizing signatures of diffuse galactic emission at various scales.      
Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree in natural sciences, ideally accomplished in astroparticle physics or high-energy astrophysics and exhibit sufficient knowledge of C++.

The second position is a 3-year PhD position. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research at the Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at Innsbruck University, Austria. The candidate is expected to derive a suitable diffuse gamma-ray emission model for the use in maximum likelihood analysis in TeV astrophysics on the basis of the existing PICARD Cosmic Ray propagation framework. Familiarity with Cosmic Ray physics, high-energy astrophysics, and/or physics of the Interstellar Medium are highly beneficial.      
Applicants are expected to hold a Master degree / diploma in physics, astrophysics, or space sciences and exhibit sufficient knowledge of C++.                                    
Both positions are part of a joint research project. Successful applicants are supervised by Dr. Mathieu de Naurois in Paris and Prof. Olaf Reimer in Innsbruck, respectively.      
Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, letter of motivation, reference letters) to one or both of the following two addresses:

Mag. Leonie Werner
Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics
Innsbruck University
Technikerstraße 25/8
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Leonie.Werner@uibk.ac.at
or
Dr. Mathieu de Naurois
Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
France
denauroi@in2p3.fr



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March 18, 2014:

The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for a postdoc position. The candidate is expected to become actively involved in instrumentation projects, particularly in E-ELT instrumentation. The expected contributions include in particular the design and development of software modules for the E-ELT instrumentation projects of the institute in the areas of instrument data simulator software and data reduction pipeline. The position opening is in the framework of a cooperation project with the Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Vienna where the successful candidate is expected to spend extended work periods on basis of the Austrian collective agreement §8 paragraph 3. Participation in teaching is expected. The appointment may start as early as June 1st, 2014 and will be for three years. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics with focus in astronomy/astrophysics. Experience in the areas of astronomy/astrophysics with preference in observational-oriented astronomy and development of astronomical data reduction and simulation software is required. Experience in the areas of data acquisition, data reduction at optical and near-infrared wavelengths and data analysis of astronomical instruments, simulation of observational data, use of state-of-the-art astronomical software packages and ESO standards of software development and data reduction pipelines are desirable. Please send your application with the usual documents by email and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Attachments should not exceed 5 MB. The University of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women.Included Benefits: Social, health and dental insurance are included.

 Deadline to Apply for Job: April 29, 2014


 January 25, 2014:

PhD Position (30h/week, ideally starting 03/2014-09/2015) in the field of Astroparticle Physics.

Main tasks: research in the field of experimental astroparticle physics/gamma-ray astrophysics, preparation of the PhD thesis, participation in organization, administration and teaching.

Applicants are expected to hold a Master degree / diploma in astrophysics, particle physics or astroparticle physics and should have an excellent knowledge of English. Familiarity/willingness to become acquainted with analysis of charged cosmic rays using the atmospheric Cherenkov technique and ability to work in international consortia is required.

Closing date for applications: February 15th,  2014


 December 27, 2013:

The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for a PhD position in extragalactic astrophysics from March 1, 2014 for 1.5 years. Main tasks: detailed studies of galaxy clusters and galaxies: data mining in the optical, infrared and / or X-ray range of international large telescopes. Analysis of this data and interpretation. Required Qualifications: completed master's degree or diploma with focus in astrophysics / astronomy or physics. Closing date for applications: January 17, 2014.


International Master Course - Sholarships AstroMundus

The Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics is heading an international EU funded Erasmus Mundus Master Course. Detailes information are at a special homepage at http://www.astromundus.eu. The official curriculum can be found at the University Homepage.

Next DEADLINE:

30st November 2013 for the courses starting Oktober 2014 for A fellowships (non EU) and
for B fellowships
(EU citizens or non EU with a > 6 month "history" in the EU)


25.07.2013

PhD Position (30h/week, 3 years) in the fields of earth atmosphere/astrophysics/numerical methods.

Link: Full text : applications are accepted until the position is filled.


 07.06.2013

PhD Position (30h/week, 3 years) in the fields of space physics/astrophysics /numerical methods.

Info: position is filled.


June 7, 2013

Ph-D Position (30h/week, 3 years) in the fields of space physics/astrophysics/numerical methods.

Info position is filled.


PhD Positions are offered regularily at ay time - please contact the supervisor of the topic of your choice in the list of theses topics


December 1, 2012: Post doc in stellar astrophysics: The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for a post doc position in stellar astrophysics. The successful candidate will work on observational aspects in order to exploit the possibilities provided by the recent accession of Austria to ESO, quantitative analyses and/or modelling of stellar atmospheres, with a focus on massive, luminous stars. Participation in teaching is expected. The appointment may start as early as March 1, 2013 and will be for four years. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related field. They should send by email curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Attachments should not exceed 5 MB. Closing date for applications: January 9, 2013


October 29, 2012: Post doc in extragalactic astrophysics: The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for a post doc position in extragalactic astrophysics. The successful candidate will work on numerical simulations of galaxy clusters, in particular on metal enrichment processes of the ICM. The appointment may start as early as February 2013. Closing date for applications: November 7, 2012


1.9.2011:
One tenure track assistent / assistent professor position

The application should either show a particular emphasis on a research programme using ESO facilities with the research topic focussing around galaxy clusters, galaxies and/or their interaction OR a second possibility would be a good record of the candidate in numerical hydrodynamic simulations of the evolution of galaxy clusters and their constituents.

Further information (position filled)


26.04.2011: One Post-Doc and one PhD position in the ESO in-kind project

Further information: Post-Doc ESO in-kind (position filled)

Further information: PhD ESO in-kind (position filled)


13.04.2011: Full Professor of Astrophysics

This position of Full Professor was established with Austria’s recent accession to ESO. 

More Information: Full-Professor (application deadline passed)


4.4.2011: PhD Position: Experimental Particle Physics:

The Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics invites applications for PhD positions in experimental particle Physics. The doctoral student will work in the search for rare B meson decays for the ATLAS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The student has the possibility to work with data from the ATLAS Experiment and prepare the analysis for the measurement of branching ratios of rare B decays.

More Information: PhD Position (position filled)


PhD positions: ESO related projects

The Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics invites applications for PhD positions in observational astrophysics to work on data taken with telescopes of the European Southern Observatory, ESO. Topics are "fundamental galaxy properties and their environment".
More information: PhD Positions (positions filled)