Postdoctoral positions in the seismic sensor group

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in the seismic sensor and gravitational wave group at Astrocent, a new international Center of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see below for more information).

Successful applicants will be expected to engage in experimental research in in gravitational waves, development of seismic and environmental sensor,  as well as in related topics of astronomy and particle physics. We are seeking for applicants that received their PhD in engineering, geology, geophysics, physics or astronomy within the last 5 years. In particular we look for applicants with experience in data acquisition, data analysis or experimental  setup. The successful applicant will work in the seismic sensor group led by prof. Bulik. The group is a part of the Virgo collaboration and takes part in the preparation for the Einstein Telescope.

About AstroCeNT

CoE Astrocent

Astrocent — Science and Technology Center in Particle Astrophysics — has recently been formed following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9M Euro, over US $10M) within the framework of the International Research Agendas Programme of Foundation of Polish Science, see

At Astrocent, research will be focused primarily on the detection of gravitational waves and dark matter using advanced technological instruments, whose development will be among the prime areas of activity of the Center. However, it is planned to engage in theoretical and experimental research in particle astrophysics, primarily, but not exclusively, in gravitational waves and dark matter.

Astrocent plans to develop close collaborative links with several institutions in Europe and outside, in particular with our strategic partner APC (Astroparticle and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris.

The Center of Excellence Astrocent is formally a new administrative division of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences ( – an internationally leading institute in astronomy and astrophysics; however, it is located on site of Warsaw University of Technology ( in order to foster communication and cooperation with local engineers and physicists, and to enhance scientific and academic environment.

In the first instance, Astrocent will comprise a minimum of six international research groups of physicists and engineers:

  • particle astrophysics (leader: Professor Leszek Roszkowski);
  • gravitational waves and seismic sensors (leader: Professor Tomasz Bulik);
  • systems of silicon photomultipliers for astroparticle physics and medical physics;
  • advanced electronics for readout of innovative astroparticle physics and gravitational wave detectors;
  • big data acquisition and processing;
  • IT programming.

Expansion to other activities in the field will be considered in the near future. 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, 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.

Remuneration/stipend amount/month:

Gross monthly salary will be 15,000 PLN (currently about 3,300 Euro, US $3,800) that includes social and health insurance contributions. Take-home, tax-deducted salary will be close to 8,750 PLN (currently nearly 2,000 Euro, US $2,200).

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Required documents

Applications should include:
1) CV,
2) statement of research interests,
3) publication list and a copy of PhD diploma;
4) scan of signed GDPD form (available from here).

All the material should be sent by email to: In addition, at least two letters of reference should be sent to the same address.

Complete applications received before July 1 2019 will receive full considerations; however, applications received after that date will be also considered until the positions are filled.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Leszek Roszkowski ( or Prof. Tomasz Bulik (

Contact: Leszek RoszkowskiTomasz Bulik
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Letters of Reference should be sent to: