Senior Researcher Position available at “A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks”

We invites applications for a half-time, three-year, senior research position (profesor nadzwyczajny naukowy) in observational and numerical cosmology. The successful candidate will carry out inhomogeneous cosmology simulations of emerging average scalar curvature that contribute to the project.

The position will be a part of the Theme 3: Theoretical investigation of general-relativistic effective contributions to dark matter fields

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 9 March 2018 with annotation “Expert 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 (3 years supported by TEAM grant, with prolongation option),
  • salary (4 750 PLN/month gross for a half-time position),
  • 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

  • a doctorate in astrophysics or a closely related field
  • a habilitation (or equivalent) in astrophysics or a closely related field
  • significant research experience in numerical modelling of dark-matter dominated galaxy formation
  • significant research experience in inhomogeneous cosmology simulations with emerging average scalar curvature
  • research experience in topological defects or cosmic topology
  • a strong track record of publications in both observational and numerical cosmology


  • 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);