Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

Research / Academic

Are you exceptionally interested in interdisciplinary research projects, such as gravitational waves, dark matter, and more in general of fundamental physics? Do you like to work in a team of young researchers? Do you like creative thinking and writing and presenting your results? We are seeking energetic candidates for a postdoctoral position in theoretical astroparticle physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam. In particular, the candidate will work on gravitational waves probes of dark matter, and more in general of fundamental physics. 

What are you going to do?

You are expected:

  • to be active in the field of gravitational wave probes of dark matter, publishing in high level international journals, presenting at leading conferences and supervising master students;
  • to be active in supervising bachelors students;
  • to be an active member of GRAPPA (i.e., regular attendance of colloquia and related seminars, and regular attendance of GRAPPA journal club);
  • to be open to collaborations with other institutes such as astronomy and computer science, and by contributing statistical expertise to (joint) research projects.


Candidates are expected to have a PhD in theoretical physics &/ astroparticle physics.

Candidates already having experience both in gravitational waves and particle dark matter are preferred, but those who have shown excellence in one of the two fields.

Candidates who are willing to broaden their research interests to work in new multidisciplinary fields.

Candidates who have had experience in writing and presenting their research.

Salary Benefits:

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of two years (with a possible extension to a third year when budget allows).

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,709 to €4,274 (scale 10) gross per month, based on fulltime (38 hours a week). These amounts are exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable. 

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


Science Park 904