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PhD Position with the HU Berlin Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics group with the H.E.S

Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
Posting live until
16 Jun 2024

The experimental particle and Astroparticle physics Group at the Humboldt-University of Berlin invites applications for a PhD position (E13 67% part time employment). The position is funded for 3 years. The research will be within the H.E.S.S. Collaboration focusing on analysis and performance work related to the understanding of hadronic interactions in the TeV energy range.

Job description:

▪ scientific services in research for the DFG project “Constraining Hadronic Interaction Models Using Combined LHC and Air Shower Data”

▪ analysis of data from the H.E.S.S. very high energy gamma ray telescope to measure properties of hadronic interactions in air showers

▪ work as part of the experimental particle- and astroparticle physics group


▪ completed university degree in physics with specialisation in astrophysics, astroparticle physics, or particle physics

▪ knowledge in using Linux operating systems, knowledge of Python (C++ knowledge advantageous)

▪ experience with astroparticle physics detectors, data acquisition and data analysis desirable

▪ ability to work in teams and communication skills

▪ good knowledge of the English language

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, copies of university certificates) and ask two independent referees to send letters of recommendation, and quoting the reference number DR/052/24 to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Robert Parsons (located: Newtonstr. 15, Berlin-Adlershof), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form to 

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration history are specifically encouraged to apply.

Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

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