PhD position in Computational Astroparticle Physics to start in autumn 2022 

The institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applicationsfor a three-year PhD position on the field of computational astroparticle physics. 
The selected candidate will work in the group of Assoz. Prof. Ralf Kissmann. The position will bepart of a joint project with researchers from the RWTH Aachen University and the Max-Planck Institutfür Astrophysik in Garching  working on new three-dimensional reconstructions of cosmic-ray andgas-densities in the Galaxy.

 During his PhD, the candidate will expand cosmic-ray transport simulations using the Picard code touse new three-dimensional gas distributions to be derived in the joined project. For this, the Picardcode will be linked with the inference framework NIFTy developed in Garching, to facilitate newthree-dimensional reconstructions in the Galaxy. In this project the candidate will closely collaboratewith the researchers of the other groups via regular visits. 

The position is for 30 hours per week (75% of a full-time contract) limited to a term of 3 years. The expected starting data is in autumn 2022, but other dates can be considered. 

 Requirements: Applicants should hold a Master degree in physics with specialisation in astrophysics, astroparticlephysics, or computational physics -- or on a similar field. They should provide a curriculum vitae,a summary of academic records, a link to the M.Sc. thesis (if already completed), and a letter ofmotivation. Due to the numerical focus of the project, some knowledge of numerical methods and programmingskills will be of advantage.

 Applications should be send to:   Claudia.Wester@uibk.ac.at before 15 July 2022.
Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters to be send to the same address. 

For further questions regarding the position, please contact Assoz. Prof. Ralf Kissmann, Ralf.Kissmann@uibk.ac.at

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