Research Associate in Physics University of Hamburg, Institute for Experimental Physics

Faculty/Departement Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences/ Department of Physics
Seminar/Institute Institute for Experimental Physics

Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate in accordance with Section
28 subsection 1 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz,
HmbHG). The position commences on Dec 1st 2017 .

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 50% of standard work hours per

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor
Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The initial fixed term is three

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly
encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference
in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,


Associates will be expected primarily to conduct and teach research. The associate will have the
opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At
least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the associate's own academic

Specific Duties:

The experimental astroparticle physics group at the University of Hamburg is engaged in the
ground based gamma-ray experiments H.E.S.S., CTA, and TAIGA. The group is carrying out research
in the field of dark matter, axions and cosmic-rays. In this research project, we will develop
new methods of hybrid air shower reconstruction and verify these optimized methods
using data taken with the German-Russian TAIGA experiment (
We will study potential approaches to realize the next generation of ground-based detectors
for gamma-ray photons between 10 and 100 TeV. The University funded position will involve
the successful candidate in teaching (lab courses, exercises groups) at the level of 2


A university degree in a relevant field. M.Sc. Physics or equivalent. The successful candidate
should have gained experience in at least one of the relevant fields (astrophysics, astroparticle
physics, high energy physics) during the undergraduate studies. Additional
* Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

knowledge/experience with air shower simulation, statistical data analysis methods, programming
skills (python, C/C++) are desirable.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Horns (
or Dr. Martin Tluczykont ( or consult
our website at .

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s).
The application deadline is Oct 15, 2017 . Please send applications to: .

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