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PhD position for astro-particle physics detectors

University of Siegen
Siegen, Germany
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

The Center for Particle Physics in Siegen (CPPS) has an opening for

a doctoral student in experimental astro-particle physics (Pierre Auger Experiment)

The Pierre Auger Group in Siegen aims to develop a novel broadband interferometric radio detection technology to study high-energy particle showers triggered by cosmic rays as well as high-energy events known as terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) that occur during a thunderstorm.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in developing a detector readout system and analysing the data obtained. Skills for developing detector electronics will be acquired and/or improved.

Excellent applicants are encouraged to apply. They should hold (or are about to complete) a master's degree in high-energy physics, astronomy, electronics, or a related field. They should have experience with data analysis, object-oriented programming and/or hardware description languages (VHDL, Verilog). The position is located at Siegen, a cosy, international University town, with the possibility of travelling to Argentina and/or staying for several weeks. An attractive salary is offered.

The position is available immediately for an appointment of initially three years. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. The University of Siegen is an equal-opportunity employer. To apply, please prepare the following material and send it by e-mail to before March 1st, 2024, to receive full consideration:

  • CV, including your expected or past undergraduate degree date;
  • Grade transcript, with an explanation of the grading scale used, if needed;
  • Name of two supervisors or University teachers who know your work and are available to send reference letters.
  • If English or German is not your first language, we would also like proof of your English language ability. Please include your certificate with your application if you have already taken an English language qualification. We will also consider your application without this document.
  • Links to your master thesis (if available) and other relevant material, e.g. software projects (GitHub) or similar.

You are welcome to send questions or informal inquiries. You can find more information on our group's webpage .

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