Job Posting: Postdoctoral Position Opening in the Multi-messenger Astronomy related to CTA

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Position Opening
in the Multi-messenger Astronomy related to CTA

for one year, renewable, ideally starting in January 2024, or to be negotiated. The Postdoctoral Fellow position is within the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project and in close collaboration with the University of Geneva. The CTA is the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory featuring tens of telescopes located at two sites in both hemispheres. It will allow probing the high energy cosmic ray sources with unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution, in the energy domain from tens of GeV to hundreds of TeV.

The University of Bern and Geneva group lead the Calibration Pipeline subsystem of the CTA Data Processing and Preservation System (DPPS) and contribute to the development of the Data Quality Pipeline. The DPPS is a software system responsible for the reconstruction, processing, quality monitoring, and preservation of data products of the CTA.

The successful candidate should have received a Ph.D. within the last five years and is expected to work on the development and implementation of the data quality monitoring tools, and related software infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with the Data Quality Monitoring in the domain of (astro)particle physics
  • Strong knowledge of Python
  • Familiarity with version control systems (Git/GitLab)
  • 0Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy/Computer Science or related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UI design
  • Experience in data analysis in the field of very high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics
  • Experience in web application development

Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF salary ranges). Nationals from ESA Member States are especially encouraged to apply.

Further information may received by contacting Prof. Maurizio Falanga ( or Prof. Teresa Montaruli (

All applications must be received by ISSI no later than January 12, 2024.

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