The gamma-ray group in the Erlangen Center for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) , of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is seeking outstanding individuals for one or more PhD student positions (0.5 TV-L 13) to contribute to the development of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).
The PhD student will work in the group of Prof. Stefan Funk. Research in the group focusses on high-energy astrophysics, observationally (data analysis and interpretation of H.E.S.S.-II, Fermi-LAT, simulations for CTA) as well as hardware activities for CTA (FlashCam, CHEC).
Areas of research for these positions would be a combination of the following areas:
- Development and evaluation of camera electronics for CTA
- Data analysis and simulations for CTA
- Improvements to the analysis of HESS Phase-II data
ECAP offers a strong environment in the field of astroparticle physics. Research in the institute includes (but is not limited to) involvement in the Fermi-LAT, H.E.S.S., CTA, ANTARES, IceCube and Km3Net.
Successful applicants should have or be in the process of completing a degree in Astrophysics or Physics. They should posses a research background and provide evidence of outstanding potential. Relevant experience in hardware and software development and ability to work in a team is seen as beneficial. The positions have a 3-year term, can be started immediately and remain open until filled with suitable candidates.
The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg wishes to increase the participation of women in its research activities. Therefore applications by women are particularly welcome. The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
Applications, including a Statement of Interest, CV and contact information of reference persons should be sent to Prof. Dr. Stefan Funk (email@example.com).