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Post Doc/PhD Openings in Theoretical Particle / Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology

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The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at RWTH Aachen University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Theoretical Particle and Astroparticle Physics. The appointment is initially for one year, starting in fall 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, and may be extended to up to three years 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 global fits are particularly welcome.

The successful applicant will join the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group of Prof. Felix Kahlhoefer. Strong links exist with the other members of TTK (in particular Prof. Michael Kraemer, Prof. Julien Lesgourgues and Prof. Philipp Mertsch) and with the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 257 \u201cParticle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs Discovery\u201d of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen University, University of Siegen and Heidelberg University. 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

before 31 July 2020 (later applications will be considered until the position is filled). In the subject field, please include the words "dark matter 2020" and your family name. 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.

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