Application deadline: 22 January 2020
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Applications are invited for two research assistant positions in the field of computer science at AstroCeNT, a new international Center of Excellence in Particle Astrophysics in Warsaw, Poland (see below for more information).
Successful candidates will be initially employed as technical staff members, and their employment status will be changed to PhD Student as soon as they are enrolled in a doctoral program.
Successful applicants will be expected to join the “Scientific Computing & Information Technology Group” led by Professor Piotr Gawron, and to engage in research on development of quantum and classical machine learning methods in variety of topics such as: quantum-classical energy based models, quantum-classical neural networks, and large scale quantum computation. The scope of applications covers data analysis obtained from Earth observations imagery, direct dark matter detection experiments and gravitational waves measurements. The position will be based at AstroCeNT in Warsaw, Poland. We are seeking applicants that received their MSc. in computer science (quantum computation, machine learning, signal processing), applied mathematics or physics (quantum information and computation, condensed matter theory, statistical physics) within the past 2 years. In particular, we look for applicants with experience in data analysis, numerical programming and scientific computation. The position is available immediately. The initial term is for two years with an option of renewal if mutually agreed. The assistants will have an opportunity to work on a PhD thesis in order to obtain a PhD degree in Information and communication technology.
Complete applications received before January 22, 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications received after that date will be also considered until the positions are filled.
AstroCeNT — Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre — was established on 1 July 2018 following an award of nearly 38 million PLN (nearly 9M Euro, over 10M USD) within the framework of the International Research Agendas Programme of Foundation of Polish Science.
At AstroCeNT, research is focused primarily on the areas of 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 other areas of theoretical and experimental research in particle astrophysics, beyond gravitational waves and dark matter.
AstroCeNT has developed close collaborative links with several institutions in Europe and outside, in particular with our strategic partners APC (Astroparticle and Cosmology Laboratory) in Paris and the McDonald Institute in Canada. More collaborations are being established.
Currently AstroCeNT comprises six international research groups of physicists and engineers:
Expansion to other activities in the field will be considered in the future. In about two years the Center is expected to reach the size of about 30 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 formally a new administrative division of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.camk.edu.pl) – an internationally leading institute in astronomy and astrophysics.
Key responsibilities include:
Profile of candidates:
1. Ability to work and collaborate in research teams in a competitive environment.
2. Potential to attract grant funding.
3. Past participation in research welcomed.
Remuneration: Gross monthly salary of 6 300 PLN, including social and health insurance and tax.
Job type: Employment contract
Maximum period of contract: 24 months (with a possibility to extend to 36 months)
Position starts on 2 February 2020.
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