The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics invites applications for the position of a Senior Scientist in the field of observational high-energy astrophysics/astroparticle physics. The candidate should be profoundly familiar with analysis- and interpretation of data from one or more contemporary high-energy gamma-ray observatories. The institute is presently involved in the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the H.E.S.S. telescope array, and the CTA Observatory.
We offer the opportunity to pursue a rigorous research program using foremost capable instruments in high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics, as well as to prepare for data taking and scientific investigations comprising the upcoming CTA Observatory. The successful candidate will be involved in the development, adaption and performance optimization of analysis tools for CTA-MST cameras as well as in the development and documentation of high-level analysis software for application in very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics. Data are to be analyzed in close collaboration with the respective instrument/scientist consortium. The successful candidate has the opportunity to lead initiatives or participate in data reduction, broadband modeling, and scientific interpretation of emission phenomena in the gamma-ray astrophysics domain.
The Appointment will be made for four years and evaluated for tenure. A Senior Scientist is expected to participate in the faculties teaching and lab activities at the level of 4 teaching hours per week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Austrian university law (UG 2002).
A starting date in August 2020 is anticipated.
PhD in astrophysics, preferably high-energy astrophysics or astroparticle physics.
Applications exclusively through the career portal of Innsbruck University, Code MIP-11329, – including letter of application, CV, academic record, publication list or ResearcherID/ORCID, and the names of up to three persons who will be able to provide an expert opinion about the applicant – should arrive before July 11, 2020.
Ms. Claudia Wester (email@example.com)
University of Innsbruck