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(211-0556) Associate Professor of Experimental Neutrino Physics & Astrophysics

Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
The Niels Bohr Institute is expanding its research activities in particle physics ( and invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Experimental Neutrino Physics & Astrophysics. The Associate Professor will join the department’s ‘Discovery Center’ ( which is engaged with both accelerator & non-accelerator experiments for fundamental physics. In particular NBI is a member of the IceCube collaboration and of its proposed future extensions & upgrades (Gen-2/PINGU). This experiment has recently discovered high energy cosmic neutrinos and also made competitive measurements of neutrino oscillations using atmospheric neutrinos. The NBI IceCube Group ( includes both experimentalists and theorists, interested in astrophysical as well as particle physics issues relating to neutrinos.

The areas of particular interest for the experimental programme include development of Cherenkov light detectors, advanced analysis and reconstruction techniques and neutrino oscillation physics. However, outstanding applicants working in all areas of neutrino astroparticle physics will be considered.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered. Internationally recognised excellence (e.g. invited presentations at major conferences) must be demonstrated.

Further information on the Faculty of Science is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Discovery, Professor Peter Hansen (, phone: +45 353 25394) and Head of Institute Jan W. Thomsen (, phone: +45 51680410).

The position is open from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 461.868 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 78.979)
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines (
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 25 April 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 24 August 2018.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0556.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


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