The Chair of Theoretical Astrophysics IV at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a 

Postdoc (m/f/x) in plasma astroparticle physics (39,83 h/week, TV-L E13) till 31.08.2025.

The position is thematically related to plasma-astroparticle physics.

The Chair of Theoretical Astrophysics IV, in particular Plasma Astroparticle Physics, works at the interface of plasma and particle physics.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:

The applicant (m/f/x) is expected to address the following topics and tasks:

  •  Analysis of IceCube data
  • Performing IceCube simulations
  • in particular, perfoming and extending the analysis of Moon and Sun Shadows
  • Testing and improving directional reconstruction methods with IceCube
  • Comparison with theoretical models

Your profile:

  • a very good PhD degree with focus on physics is required
  • Prior knowledge of IceCube data analysis desirable

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • Team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • Possibilities of location-flexible work
  • A varied range of sports with over 80 sports and the university's own gym
  • a workplace in the countryside with direct access to the botanical garden of the Ruhr University Bochum

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

Your application should include the following documents:
- CV with publication list
- Cover letter including a research statement (1 Din-A4 page) with a summary of the PhD thesis and future research interests
- Copy of the doctoral certificate
- Indication of one or two contacts as reference

    The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

    The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

    Contact details for your application:

    Vera Nowak, Phone: +49234 32 26710

    Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

    For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

    We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1766 until 02.06.2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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