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Tenure-track Research Group Leader position in IT programming and scientific computing at CoE Astrocent, Warsaw, Poland

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Research Team Leader position inthe area of ITprogramming, scientific computing and machine learning at AstroCeNT -- a new international Center of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see https://astrocent.camk.edu.pl/ and below for more information).


We are looking for an outstanding researcher with a proven strong record of contributing to low background and low count rate particle astrophysics experiments.


A successful candidate will be expected to form his/her research team and workplace, for which additional generous funding will be available on a competitive basis. In addition to particle astrophysics experiments, investigations of possible medical and Hi-Tech industrial applications of R&D conducted at Astrocent will be strongly encouraged.


Gross monthly salary will be 27,000 PLN (currently about 6,250 Euro, US$7,250), which includes social and health insurance contributions. Take-home, tax-deducted, salary will be close to 16,000 PLN (currently nearly 3,700 Euro, US$4,300).


Applications should include:


that should be sent by email to office@astrocent.pl. In addition, three or four letters of reference should be sent to the same address.


Complete applications received before 17:00 on 12 August 2019 will receive full considerations. However, applications received after that date will be also considered until the position is filled.


More information about the duties and responsibilities related to this position can be obtained from our webpage https://astrocent.camk.edu.pl/research-group-5/, as well as from Prof. Leszek Roszkowski (astrocent.head@gmail.com).




AstroCeNT - Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre, https://astrocent.camk.edu.pl/ – was launched last year following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9MEuro, over US$10M) within the framework of the International Research Agendas Programme of Foundation of Polish Science, see https://www.fnp.org.pl/en/projekt-astrocent-zdobyl-finansowanie-w-programie-mab/. Formally, it is a new administrative division of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.camk.edu.pl).


The prime focus of the research conducted at the Center is: the detection of gravitational waves and dark matter by using advanced technological instruments, whose development will be among the main areas of activity of the Center. However, it is envisaged that it will engage in other areas of the field, e.g. neutrino physics at Hyper-Kamiokande, and will explore some potential applications of the experiment results in hi-tech industry and medicine. The Center plans to develop close collaborative links with several institutions within and outside of Europe, in particular with our strategic partner APC (Astroparticles and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris.


In the first instance, AstroCeNT will comprise six international research groups of

physicists and engineers:


• systems of silicon photomultipliers for astroparticle physics and medical physics;

• gravitational waves and seismic sensors;

• advanced electronics and data processing for innovative astroparticle physics and gravitational wave detectors;

• ultrapure silicon photomultipliers and associated readout electronics;

• IT programming and scientific computing;

• particle astrophysics;


In about two years the Center is expected to reach the size of about 40 researchers, including group leaders, their teams, PhD students and visitors working in an international, English-speaking, environment.


The Center is led by Professor Leszek Roszkowski.


AstroCeNT is conveniently located in the city center, with easy access from rail stations and airports. It occupies a suite of spacious and modern labs and offices on top floor of a modern building, https://www.cziitt.pw.edu.pl/?lang=en  of Warsaw University of Technology. The site is also well connected with Physics Department of Warsaw University and the main site of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center.