Postdoctoral researcher in Astroparticle Physics

Faculty of Science – Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy

Publication date
14 August 2018
Level of education
Salary indication
€2,640 to €4,166 gross per month
Closing date
15 October 2018
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

At the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, we will have a new postdoctoral position to strengthen astroparticle physics in the Netherlands. The position is intended to support analysis with H.E.S.S. and other gamma-ray data (67%), as well as connecting this to multi-messenger physics in general (33%).

You will be appointed for 2 + 1 years and will be embedded in the research group of Dr Jacco Vink, which is part of the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics. You will work in close collaboration with the group of Prof. J. Hörandel, who leads the multi-messenger/Pierre Auger Collaboration group at the Radboud University, Nijmegen.

The University of Amsterdam has a strong profile in natural science, and has since 2012 years expanded its role in astroparticle physics with founding the GRAPPA center for astroparticle physics. There are also close ties with the Nikhef Institute, which is involved in LHC, KM3NeT and gravitational wave instrumentation and analysis.

Project description

The research will focus on Galactic TeV sources such as supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebula. Current H.E.S.S. projects that Jacco Vink is involved in concern supernova remnants and sources in the Magellanic Clouds. However, expertise in other areas of gamma-ray astronomy is also valued, also in the context of multimessenger physics, and the questions about the origin of cosmic rays.


  • PhD in astronomy and/or physics;
  • proven track record in observational TeV astronomy and a strong interest in multi-messenger physics.

You will become a member of H.E.S.S. collaboration, and visit the observatory in Namibia at least 2 times for observation runs during the tenure.

Further information

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The appointment is intended for an initial period of 2 years, with renewal for a 3rd year contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress.

The salary will be in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,640 to €4,166 (salary scale 10) gross per month based on 38 hours per week. This is excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement (Cao) for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application using the link below. Please submit a cover letter, statement of research experience and motivation, and the names of three referees.  Please combine these documents in one single attachment and also mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2018. #LI-DNP

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