JANUARY 2010 - 2 year Postdoctoral Position to work on CTA at IEEC-CSIC, Barcelona (within the CTA Spanish Consortium)

Within the CTA Design Study, as is the case for any large-sized telescope which features represent a large improvement -order of magnitude- in comparison with its predecessors, one of the most important activities is the in-depth analysis of the possible scientific output and its feasibility.

In particular, the CTA Design Study foresees that several different configurations of the array be explored in detail, e.g., with variations in the number, size, and relative position of the telescopes, etc. Each one of these configurations will allow different aspects of the scientific case to be exploited better than others (for instance, given different sensitivities as a function of energy, minimum observable energies, angular resolution, survey capabilities, etc.) which will affect the ability of tackling a given scientific problem. The aim of this postdoctoral position is to participate within the Physics Work Package of CTA to study this impact in depth, and searching for a balance among the different options of construction that maximizes the scientific impact of the array that is finally built. The position will be hosted by the MAP (Multi-messenger Approach for Astro-Particle Physics) research group at the Institut de Ciencies de L'Espai (CSIC) / Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

This group is a member of MAGIC, and partial involvement in the MAGIC collaboration would be possible, in order for the applicant to work also with real, current, TeV data.

The position will be open until filled, and a fast decision is expected so that a starting date in spring 2010 is possible and encouraged. Apply by email sending us your CV, publications list, and statement of research interest in relation with the physics of CTA. Initial consideration of candidates will happen by end of February.

Contact person: Prof. Diego F. Torres ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Institut de Ciencies de L’Espai (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Torre C5, Parell, 2a planta, 08193, Barcelona, Spain

MAP webpage: http://www.ice.csic.es/research/map

IEEC-CSIC webpage: http://www.ice.csic.es/








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