GRAPPA Research Associates in (Astro)Particle Physics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research Associates
Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 December 2017

GRAPPA Research Associates in (Astro)Particle Physics

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Publication date
13 November 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€3,111 to €4,084 gross per month
Closing date
1 December 2017
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

GRAPPA, the center of excellence in Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam, is a joint effort between the Institute for High Energy Physics, the Anton Pannekoek Institute, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics. It consists of eight faculty members – S. Ando, D. Baumann, G. Bertone (spokesperson), M.P. Decowski, B. Freivogel, S. Markoff, J. Vink and C. Weniger – whose research interests include black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. In addition, there are about 15 affiliated GRAPPA faculty who are involved with experimental work on Antares/KM3NeT, ATLAS, CTA, LIGO/VIRGO, LOFAR and XENON100/XENON1T, as well as theory.

Project description

We invite applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. One of the successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary team led by G. Bertone. We are looking in particular for candidates who have experience in applying machine learning methods to particle and astroparticle physics problems. Candidates who have shown excellence in other relevant fields and are willing to broaden their research interests are also encouraged to apply. Additional postdoctoral positions might become available in the group of Christoph Weniger. All candidates will be automatically considered for those positions.


Candidates should preferably have obtained a PhD in a field related to the group’s research interests after December 2013, or expect to obtain it by September 2018.

Further information


The appointment is for two years (with a possible extension to a third year). Depending on your knowledge and experience, your monthly gross salary will range between €3,111 and €4,084 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities) based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Job application

Applications should be uploaded through the portal Academic Jobs Online. Further details can be found there. #LI-DNP

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