Postdoc position available at Theme 3 of “A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks”

We invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in experimental or theoretical studies of dark matter detection with optical atomic clocks and in in theoretical/observational inhomogeneous cosmology. The candidate can apply to

of the A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks project, carried out within the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.

Please submit the applications documents to castle[at] by 6 April 2018  with annotation “Postdoc TEAM” in the subject field, after preliminary selection a shortlist of candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria will be invited for an interview, in person or online.

Please include in your cover letter:

“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”


  • long-term contract (1-3 years supported by TEAM grant, with prolongation option),
  • attractive salary (9 500 PLN/month gross),
  • opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research department with strong support from astronomy and physics groups within the department,
  • position in the professional and dynamically developing international and interdisciplinary team,
  • possibilities of foreign internships, trainings, and conference trips,
  • collaboration with the best research groups in the world in the field of dark matter detection with optical atomic clocks,
  • no teaching duties.

Desired skills and experience

  • required: a doctorate in cosmology, astrophysics or a closely related field,
  • required: a growing record of publications in observational and/or numerical relativistic cosmology,
  •  required: scientific software (C, fortran, autotools, git) development experience,
  • preferred: research experience in one of the following areas:
    • inhomogeneous cosmology simulations with emerging average scalar curvature,
    • numerical modelling of dark-matter dominated galaxy formation.


  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae (including description of scientific achievements, a description of research aims, and a publication list),
  • a scan or photocopy of the candidate’s university degree;
  • at least one (max three) reference letter(s);