Postdoc Position in Experimental Astrophysics - POLAR-2

The Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics (DPNC) of the University of Geneva has an immediate opening for a


Postdoc Position in Experimental Astrophysics


We are offering a postdoctoral physicist position to an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to join the Space Astroparticle Physics group to work on instrument development and multimessenger astrophysics studies with the POLAR-2 mission, a Gamma-Ray Burst polarimeter and spectrometer that will be launched in 2024.


The DPNC group is a key participatant in several astroparticle and astrophysics space mission, including POLAR, the predecessor of POLAR-2, and eXTP. The group is leading the POLAR-2 project with major responsibilities in the development of the POLAR-2 polarimeter.


We are looking for a recent Ph.D graduate to play a leading role in the polarimeter development effort, in particular in the prototype test and calibration, and to contribute to the preparation of exploiting the POLAR-2 data for multimessenger astrophysics, in particular in the area of joint GRB – Gravitational Wave detection data analysis. Participation in the analysis of the POLAR data leading to publications is also expected.


The position is for a fixed term of 2 years, with possibility of extension. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D in experimental particle, astroparticle or astrophysics and to have demonstrated the ability to independently complete a complex physics measurement or a hardware project. Experience with particle detector hardware and advanced data analysis techniques will be a strong asset. Interested candidates are requested to submit a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and to arrange 3 letters of recommendations to be sent to Dr.Merlin Kole (merlin.kole(at) Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Further inquiries can be sent to the same address.

Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire | 2017 | Impressum.