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28/10/2017

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Felix Kahlhoefer

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Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Particle and Astroparticle Physics starting in Fall 2018

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The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at the RWTH Aachen University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Theoretical Particle and Astroparticle Physics. The appointment is initially for two years, starting in fall 2018, and may be extended for a third year subject to performance. The position comes with a competitive salary at the level E13 TVL and generous funds for travel and visitors.

Applicants should have previous experience at international level on topics related to the phenomenology of particle dark matter, such as searches for dark matter at the energy and intensity frontier, dark matter model building, or the impact of dark matter on early Universe cosmology. Applications from candidates with a strong interest in the reinterpretation of experimental data and the complementarity of different dark matter searches, as well as global fits, are particularly welcome.

The successful applicant will join the recently formed Emmy Noether Junior Research Group of Dr Felix Kahlhoefer, which currently comprises several PhD and master students and which will open a second post-doc position next year. Strong links exist with the other members of TTK (in particular Prof. Michael Kraemer, Prof. Julien Lesgourgues and Prof. Philipp Mertsch) and there will be many opportunities for collaboration with the experimental particle and astroparticle physics groups in Aachen (CMS, LHCb, Ice Cube, AMS, …). Further information can be found here.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a brief description of their research interests (in a single pdf file). Applications should be sent to the email address

ttkpostdoc@physik.rwth-aachen.de

before 10 December 2017 (later applications will be considered until the position is filled). In the subject field, please include the words ‘dark matter 2017’ and your family name (e.g.: ‘Application dark matter 2017 Zwicky’). In addition, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.

The TTK and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) are actively committed to equal opportunity and seek to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Qualified female researchers are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

 
28/10/2017

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Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Cosmology starting in Fall 2018

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The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at the RWTH Aachen University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology (at the salary level E13 TVL). The appointment is for two years, starting in fall 2018, and may be further extended subject to performances.

Applicants should have acquired solid international-level skills in at least one of the following topics: Cosmological Parameter Inference, physics of the Early Universe, CMB physics, Large Scale Structure (galaxy correlations, lensing, 21cm), Particle Cosmology, Numerical Cosmology, future surveys (Euclid, SKA, CMB-S4, etc.) The recruited post-doc will join the cosmology group of Julien Lesgourgues, already hosting several other postdocs, PhD and master students. They will have opportunities to collaborate with astroparticle and particle theorists at TTK, including F. Kahlhofer, M. Krämer, P. Mertsch, and/or with the experimental particle and astroparticle physics groups in Aachen (AMS, Ice Cube, Auger, CMS, etc.)

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a brief description of their research interests (in a single pdf file). Applications should be send to the email address:

ttkpostdoc@physik.rwth-aachen.de

before December 15, 2017. In the subject field, please include at least the word 'cosmology 2018' and your family name (e.g.: 'application cosmology 2018 Lemaitre'). In addition, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.

 
28/10/2017

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PhD position in Theoretical/Observational Cosmology starting in fall 2018

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The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at the RWTH Aachen University invites applications for a three-year PhD position in theoretical and observational cosmology (at 75% of the salary level E13 TVL).

The position is funded by an international grant, awarded to Julien Lesgourgues and Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille for their French-German (ANR-DFG) collaborative project: New Implications of Lyman-a Forest for Cosmology. The prime focus of the project is to build upon the group expertise on large scale structures to infer new constraints on neutrino masses, dark matter, inflation and dark energy, with a special focus on non-minimal dark matter models (warm dark matter, fuzzy dark matter, interacting dark matter, sterile neutrinos etc). The PhD student will start from a theoretical study of the cosmological models relevant to the project, and work on their implementation into Boltzmann, N-body and hydrodynamical simulation codes. In parallel, the Paris group will use its expertise to derive new Lyman-alpha data from BOSS/eBOSS and first DESI data. The two groups will collaborate on the developement of a full analysis pipeline. The PhD student will be supervised by Julien Lesgourgues, but will have intense interactions with the french partners. She/he will also benefit from strong complementary expertise in the Aachen group, on theoretical cosmology and theoretical/experimental astroparticle physics.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a summary of academic records and a letter of motivation (in a single pdf file). Applications should be send to the email address:

ttkphd@physik.rwth-aachen.de

between March 15, 2018 and May 15, 2018. In the subject field, please include at least the words 'lyman-alpha 2018' and your family name (e.g.: 'application lyman-alpha 2018 Oort'). In addition, the applicant should arrange for letters of recommendation (between 1 and 3) to be sent to the same address.