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October 2017: Postdoctoral position for the IceCube experiment

Field of Interest: hep-ex
Experiment: IceCube

The Experimental Particle Physics group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ghent University (Belgium)
invites young researchers to apply for a postdoctoral position to work within the IceCube experiment.

Our group currently collaborates on the IceCube, SoLid and CMS experiments. Within IceCube our group has interest and expertise in cosmic ray physics,
tau-neutrino searches and beyond-standard- model studies. In the context of the CMS-experiment we work on BSM-searches, in particular on sterile neutrinos.
The group is also heavily involved in sterile neutrino oscillation detection with the SoLid short baseline experiment.

The successful applicant will play a leading role in either the group’s efforts in the IceCube experiment. She/he is expected to work closely with the PhD and MSc students in the group.


Eligible candidates should have a PhD in Particle Physics and an excellent record of successful work, preferably in neutrino or cosmic ray physics. Candidates with programming skills in C++ and Python, and experience in both data analysis and software development for particle physics experiments are favoured.
Candidates who are close to finishing their PhD thesis are also encouraged to apply.

About Ghent University

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration,
and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities.
With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields,
Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.


The position is for a period of up to three years, available from January 01, 2018, but starting date can be negotiated.
The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, please contact the head of the Experimental Particle Physics group Prof.Dirk Ryckbosch
(; +32 9 264 6543).
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a research experience and interest vision statement (max. 1- 2 pages),
a list and description of publications to which the applicant has made direct contributions, and arrange for two letters of recommendation
to be sent via email to Prof.Dirk Ryckbosch (