The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the John Bahcall Fellowship for outstanding postdoctoral fellows to work with the IceCube neutrino experiment.
The fellowships were created in honor of the late John Bahcall, an inspiring mentor to generations of young scientists, whose pioneering work on the physics of the sun was central in launching the field of neutrino astronomy. He was a founding member of the IceCube experiment that has transformed a kilometer cube of natural Antarctic ice into a particle detector.
The main goal of the IceCube experiment is to detect neutrinos in the high-energy range from 1010eV to about 1021 eV. IceCube provides a new window to the Universe to answer questions about phenomena as diverse as neutrino physics, supernovae, dark matter, gamma ray bursts, active galaxies, and cosmic rays.
Successful candidates should be able to carry out a vigorous independent research program in experimental neutrino physics and astronomy as a member of the IceCube group in Madison. In addition to IceCube, the group is involved in other experimental and theoretical activities in astroparticle and neutrino physics that have strong connections to IceCube. At present these include the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) experiment, the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA), and the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).
The appointment will be for a 3-year fellowship. In addition to competitive salary, the position comes with an independent research budget of $20k/year.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a brief statement of research interests to email@example.com. Three letters of reference should also be sent directly to this address. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Prof. Stefan Westerhoff, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, 222 W Washington, Madison, WI 53705 (firstname.lastname@example.org).