Employment Opportunities

CTA is a global endeavour to build the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory, which is expected to cost in the region of €300 million for equipment and an additional 1,500 person-years of effort. Imminent site preparations and construction of CTA’s first telescopes have prompted a significant recruiting effort.


The project office is responsible for the functions of general project management, technical coordination and system integration for the CTA construction project. While most positions will be located in Bologna, some will be located on the CTA sites in Chile and La Palma.


In addition to CTAO gGmbH/Project Office employment opportunities, this page features some of the available CTA-related positions with CTA’s Consortium institutes.


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CTA Consortium Positions

DESY Zeuthen is advertising a postdoc position within the CTA and MST team to:



  • Design, test and implement MST control and configuration software
  • Support the commissioning and performance verification of the first MSTs on the observatory site
  • Support the software development for the CTA observatory
  • Analysis of gamma-ray telescope data


For further details see here.

Job no: 496172
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position within the gamma-ray astrophysics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Bartol Research Institute at the University of Delaware. The appointment is for at least two years with extensions possible, subject to performance and availability of funds.


The Delaware gamma-ray group is a member of the VERITAS and CTA projects, and has played a leading role in the technical and scientific development of these facilities. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with data and Monte Carlo simulations from both projects. They may also contribute to the development of the novel prototype Schwarzchild-Couder telescope. Scientific interests of the group are broad, and include the study of high energy emission from Galactic sources such as gamma-ray binary systems, supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae, and the search for rapid transients associated with fast radio bursts.


A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required, and the successful applicant is expected to have significant experience with the science and tools of astroparticle physics / multimessenger astronomy.


Interested applicants should submit:

• a curriculum vitae

• A brief (1-2 page) description of research experience

• a list of publications

• three references

Position is open until filled.

Applications close: Open until filled


Apply here:

The Institute for Space–Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University invites applications for a Designated Assistant Professor to lead the efforts for development, operation and data analysis of the Cherenkov Telescope Array project. The Cosmic-Ray Research Division division is working on the development of semiconductor photon sensor for the Cherenkov Telescope Array project. The successful applicant is expected to lead the efforts for development, calibrations, commissioning and simulation work of the photon sensor and also to mentor PhD students.


Application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary of the research areas and main accomplishments (up to two pages)
  • List of publication and research activities
  • Up to three PDF files of the most important publications
  • Research plan (up to two pages)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Application deadline: 17:00 JST, August 31, 2021 to receive full consideration

Further details here.

The Institute of Space Sciences is offering two Junior Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Candidates should be within 2 years after the PhD, excluding maternity/paternity leaves. The appointments are for 2 years. The fellow is expected to develop her/his independent research and to interact with one or more of the research lines within the Institute.

Mobility rule: candidates should not be affiliated to the Institute of Space Sciences nor have carried out her/his PhD or initial postdoc at the Institute.
To apply, interested persons should send (to the contact below and with subject Junior Postdoc 2021)


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full publications list (for candidates working within large collaborations, please distinguish those in which you have done a substantial contribution, and explain which was it)
  • A minimum of 2 reference letters (to be sent separately by email to the address below)
  • A research statement (maximum 3 pages)

The research statement should include commentary on the appropriateness of developing your research line at the Institute, how this can positively impact your career, and the prospects you see for collaboration with the established groups here.

Email applications are welcomed. Positions will be open until filled, but initial screening will start on October 30th and a decision is expected before the end of the year. Starting date during 2022 is flexible, but sooner dates are preferred.

The Institute of Space Sciences is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and is affiliated with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

ECAP is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher position and a PhD candidate position. The postdoc is expected to work on development, characterisation and commissioning of camera electronics for CTA (FlashCam, SSTCam), whilst the PhD candidate is expected to work on machine learning for H.E.S.S. and CTA (classification, reconstruction, data/MC consistency).


Successful applicants to the postdoc position are required to have a PhD degree in Physics, Astrophysics, or related disciplines. Applicants for the PhD candidate position should have a degree in Physics or equivalent. Applicants should have a research background and provide evidence of outstanding potential. Relevant experience in electronics for the postdoctoral researcher and software development and machine learning for the PhD candidate is seen as beneficial. Guiding and advising students in their theses is expected.


Both positions are available immediately. The contracts will initially be for 3 years.

Application deadline: August 15 2021.


Applications, including a Statement of Interest, CV and contact information of reference persons should be sent to Prof. Dr. Stefan Funk.

As part of a project to develop a new camera for the CTA’s Large-Sized Telescope (LST) based on silicon photosensors (SiPMs) and associated innovative readout electronics, the Department of Particle Physics (DPNC) at the University of Geneva is seeking an electronic engineer with a specialization in ASIC design. She/he will be involved in the specification, design and schematic, layout, test and qualification, commissioning and operation phase of the silicon photomultiplier amplification and analog signal shaping chips within the framework of the LST Advanced SiPM Camera project. She/he will perform ASIC development and prototyping for the front-end electronics of the LST Advanced SiPM Camera, carry out the commissioning, the monitoring of operation and the study of the performances of ASIC for the front-end electronics as well as develop HDL firmware blocks (FPGA target) to configure and interact with the designed ASICs and test PCBs to test and characterize the designed ASICs.



  • Engineering degree or equivalent with additional training and relevant experience
    oriented towards electronics, computer science and development of ASICs suitable for
    particle physics.
  • A few years of professional experience in the development of complex ASICs.
  • Good knowledge of electronics and excellent knowledge of computer tools for ASIC design
    (Cadence) and simulation.
  • Mastery of VHDL and/or Verilog languages used in ASIC (digital synthesis) and FPGA
    firmware development.
  • Knowledge of printed circuit board design and a strong desire to learn in this field.
  • Ability to master the electronic and technical aspects of the FLARE: LST Advanced SiPM
    Camera project.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and French to perform all tasks described in both
  • Mastery of office automation tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, etc.).


Starting Date: September 2021.

More information and Applications: link

Contacts: Prof. Teresa Montaruli, Eng. Yannick Favre, Dr. domenico della Volpe and Dr. Matthieu Heller.

The Department of Physics of Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE) in Santiago, Chile, is seeking to expand its research activities. For this purpose, it is searching for candidates who may propose research projects to the Chilean National Fund for Science and Technology (FONDECYT) with the sponsorship of UMCE faculty members and, if successful, carry them out at UMCE.

The UMCE Physics research expands from different astronomy fields, including neutron stars and high-energy astrophysics, with participation in CTA. Chile is the hosting country of the CTAO southern hemisphere array and 10% of CTAO observing time is reserved to scientists in the country. FONDECYT has an open call ( with deadline 19 August 2021 for 2- or 3-year postdoctoral projects starting on 15 April 2022 and covering the researcher’s salary, research expenses, and a relocation allowance. Candidates must have obtained their PhD no later than 26 August 2021 and no earlier than 1 January 2018, except for female applicants who have had children since that date, for whom the latter date is extended to an earlier date.

Given the short time available for the presentation of these projects, potential candidates interested in working in CTA are encouraged to contact Andreas Reisenegger (, sending their CV (including actual or expected PhD graduation date and a list of refereed publications) and a brief description of their research interests.

Full information: