Doctoral Assistant - IceCube and CTA group

The IceCube and CTA group of the Department of Particle Physics has an opening for a

Doctoral Assistant

to pursue doctoral studies and research in Astroparticle Physics.

Candidates must have a Master degree in Physics. The student will work on IceCube and on the CTA large size telescope data analysis. IceCube is a neutrino telescope at the South Pole. The UniGE group is experienced on search for cosmic sources and dark matter sources using likelihood and multivariate/machine learning methods. The first data of the large size telescopes of the CTA experiment at La Palma is coming online now and delivering first high statistic data for its commissioning which already contain TeV gamma-ray source signals at unprecedented statistics. The student will work on the searches for cosmic neutrinos and gamma-rays from black holes and dark matter searches with a multi-messenger approach. She/he will have continuous interactions with the supervisor and other more experienced members of the group.

This is a great occasion to learn on data analysis and advanced software, and to understand physics problems regarding high-energy particle physics and astrophysics while keeping hands on instrumentation in laboratory. The laboratory work will concern photosensors, and in particularly SiPM, which the group applies in medical applications and astroparticle physics. The student will work in a group including postdocs and other PhD students.

Interested candidates should have received or be about to receive, the equivalent of a Master degree with a specialisation in Particle Physics or related activities, and outstanding grades. The post should be filled before April 2020. Candidates should forward at their earliest convenience their curriculum vitae to Prof. T. Montaruli (Teresa.montaruli(at), who can also provide further information on the position. It is best to annex to the application email request grades for single exam and a link to the master thesis.