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PhD position in the context of indirect dark matter search program performed at the University of Tübingen

The High-Energy Astrophysics group of the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT) has an opening for a PhD Position in the field of indirect dark matter search.

Bewerbungsfrist : 28.02.2019

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral research position at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT). The city of Tübingen is a picturesque old town in Southwest Germany with a relatively large student population.

The research activities of the Institute include Astronomy, Instrumental Design/High Energy Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics and Relativistic Astrophysics. 

Within the program, we analyze all-sky searches for a signal from astrophysical decaying / annihilating dark matter in the X-ray and gamma-ray bands. The project is focused on searches of two main dark-matter candidate particles, namely sterile neutrino and massive WIMPs, and includes both, theoretical and data analysis aspects.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the development of the model of ex- pected emission from decaying/annihilating dark matter. The project also includes the analysis of the data of modern X-ray and gamma-ray satellites (including XMM-Newton and Fermi/LAT) and the interpretation of obtained results.

Applicants are required to have a diploma, master or equivalent university degree in astro- physics or physics.

The position is available starting May, 1st, 2019, a later starting date can be negotiated. The salary is based upon the German federal public service scale (50 % of E13 TV-L). The process of hiring the selected candidate is handled by the Central Administration of the University.

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.

Please send your application before February, 28th, 2019 together with a CV, copies of diploma, M.A., or related certificates, and the names and email addresses of two references preferably electronically to:

Prof. Andrea Santangelo ( ) and Dr. Denys Malyshev ( )

Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics
Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Sand 1
72076 Tübingen


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