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Research Associate on ultra-high energy cosmic rays, Pierre Auger experiment

Hamburg University
Hamburg, Germany
Posting live until
6 Apr 2024

Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, II. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L

Start date: 01.07.2024 or soon thereafter, fixed until 30.06.2026 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).

Application deadline: 14.04.2024

Scope of work: full-time position suitable for part-time

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Research on the physics of air showers and propagation and origin of high energy cosmic radiation in the context of the Pierre Auger project, including development of analysis methods and use of numerical simulations. More concretely implementation of hadronic interaction models into air shower codes and extensions of the propagation code CRPropa.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field plus doctorate.

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements

Continuing education opportunities

University pensions

Attractive location

Flexible working hours

Work-life balance opportunities

Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg-University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Instructions for applying


Prof. Dr. Günter Sigl

+49 40 8998-2224

Reference number



Luruper Chaussee 149

22761 Hamburg


Application deadline


Use only the online application form at to submit your application with the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • copies of degree certificate(s)
  • 2 reference letters (optional)

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