Vacancy No. 43/2020

physicist, PhD (f/m/d)

Postdoc High-Energy Astroparticle Physics (IceCube)

Job description

The Institute of Nuclear Physics (IKP) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has an opening for a postdoctoral position in the field of Big Data Astroparticle Physics.

The focus of your activity will be on work towards and with the future Multi-Messenger Analysis and Data Center for Astroparticle Physics at KIT. This includes cosmic ray and neutrino research based on measurements of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory including multi-messenger aspects. In addition, you will take on coordination tasks in the project to set up the global analysis and data centre and supervise students.

Personal qualification

Applicants (/f/m/d) must have a PhD (or be near completion) in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Previous experience as Data Scientist, on the analysis of cosmic ray or astrophysical neutrino data as well as on the IceCube Observatory will be considered an asset.

The application should include a cover letter with a statement of purpose (explaining the scientific goals of the candidate) and a current CV including a list of publications. At least two addresses for recommendation letters should also be included in the application.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Nuclear Physics (IKP)

Starting date

ab sofort

Contract duration

2 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Andreas Haungs, mail: , phone +49-0721 608-23310 or Prof. Dr. Ralph Engel, mail: .  


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 43/2020 .
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Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.