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PhD position in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy at UC Louvain

Jul 13, 2021

The Astroparticle physics group of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), hosted at the Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3) in the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP), is welcoming applications for a PhD student position in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy.

The IRMP physicists of UCLouvain conduct research in fundamental interactions and cosmology on the experimental and theoretical fronts. More than 100 physicists and mathematicians from all over the world currently work at the IRMP. The newly formed UCLouvain Astroparticle physics group will focus on neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy and will join the IceCube and KM3NeT collaborations.

The selected candidate is expected to take a leading role in the search for low-energy neutrinos from astrophysical transients. The PhD student will be asked through the project to develop innovative data analysis and reconstruction techniques, use data science tools and statistical methods, and carry out phenomenological studies using multi-messenger data. The project will also provide them a good visibility within the IceCube Collaboration and the neutrino astronomy community in general.

The appointment is for four years. Computing resources and support for travelling are excellent and the working environment will be stimulating and allow for personal growth. A special care to well-being and career management will be provided throughout the contract. The selected candidate is expected to start during Fall 2021. The salary is around 23 k€/year net free of taxes, and includes all social security coverage. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged and priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups in case of equal qualifications.

Applications, which must include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and motivation, and at least two recommendation letters from senior scientists, should be submitted on-line, by August 10th, 2021, at: Applicants should hold a Master Degree in physics, astronomy, or engineering and demonstrate a strong interest in astroparticle physics. The position will remain open after this first deadline until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information, please, contact
Gwenhaël de Wasseige (gwenhael.dewasseige(at)

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