VHE Gamma Ray Astronomy and Astroparticle physics
VHE Gamma Ray Astronomy and Astroparticle physics working in the MAGIC, CTA and e-ASTROGAM projects at IFAE. The fellow shall contribute actively to the operation, maintenance, data taking and scientific analysis of the MAGIC telescopes and/or to the IFAE participation in the construction and commissioning of the CTA Observatory and/or to the R&D effort at IFAE for the e-ASTROGAM Gamma Ray space mission.
The goal is that the fellow shall be able to develop a postdoctoral work with high-impact at the scientific and technological levels in one or some of these projects.
PROJECT SUPERVISOR & HOSTING GROUP
Prof. Dr. Manel Martinez, Group Leader of VHE Group
Prof. Manel Martinez will supervise the fellow with the support of the Gamma-Ray Group staff (currently 5 more scientists). The hosting group is a well consolidated research group, widely recognized in VHE gamma ray astronomy and has been leading and/or co-leading the MAGIC and CTA projects. Its participation in those observatories is of very high impact and visibility and will allow the fellow a first-row participation in these projects.
The fellow will realize stays at the MAGIC and/or CTA observatories to participate in the data taking and/or in the constructions and commissioning of new Cherenkov Telescopes. She/he will also participate in schools to acquire or consolidate the needed scientific and technological background in the field, and in workshops and conferences, as well as in meetings of the Collaborations and relevant working groups.
A PhD in Particle Physics, Astrophysics or Astroparticle Physics is required. Expertise in instrumentation will be an asset. The applicant is expected to integrate in IFAE’s Gamma Ray group and take initiatives and responsibilities in the different areas and activities of the work developed in the group. A good level of English and availability for travelling are mandatory.
This position offer a 22 month contract to experience researchers under the Marie curie Actions.
If you are an eligible candidate interested in applying, please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get you in contact with the Hosting Group.