Postdoc Position for Baikal Neutrino Telescope at DLNP JINR
Until the position is filled
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental organization, a
scientific centre, unique for the integration of fundamental theoretical and experimental
research with development and application of the cutting-edge technology and university
Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (DLNP JINR) is
located in Dubna (Russia), 120 km on north from Moscow.
DLNP was one of two laboratories which formed JINR in 1956
Many distinguished scientists worked in our laboratory from its foundation date back to late
forties of the last century till now.
DLNP JINR is a multidisciplinary institution with a wide research program mainly focused on
neutrino, astroparticle and high energy physics. Its neutrino program is the largest and most
diversified. The Laboratory’s more than 650 scientists, engineers and support staff every year
are joined by an increasing number of visiting researchers from around the world.
Today the main goal of DLNP JINR is a construction of cubic kilometer neutrino telescope in lake
Baikal - Baikal gigaton volume detector (Baikal GVD).

General information

Reference: DLNP JINR-PostDoc-2019-02

Workplace : Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems (DLNP JINR)

Date of publication : April, 27 2019

Type of Contract : research fellow

Contract period : 12 – 36 months taking into consideration the results achieved during the first 12 months 

Expected date of employment : 1 September 2019 or earlier

Proportion of work : Full time

Proportion of work : Full time

Remuneration : starting from 2 000 $ gross per month payed in rubles, final amount will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

13% income tax is applied in accordance with the RF regulations.

Social package: see additional information bellow

Desired level of education: PhD

Experience required 2 to 5 years of postdoctoral experience.


Participation in DLNP JINR Flagship Experiment Baikal Gigaton Volume Neutrino Telescope.


Participation in Baikal GVD data analysis, developments of Monte-Carlo and new technologies of event reconstruction. Development and integration of neutrino and cosmic ray generators. Trigger development.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

(i) Ph.D. in high energy or nuclear physics or in closely related fields.
(ii) Experience with data analysis and knowledge of statistical techniques for data analysis.
(iii) Knowledge of astrophysical models for sources and propagation of ultra- high energy cosmic rays.
(iv) Ability to lead a group of students and work in a team.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

(i) Good experience with C/C++, Fortran, python and their integrations.
(ii) Excellence in numerical methods.
(iii) GIT and relevant tools for a team development of Baikal GVD software including unit tests, documentation.

Work Context

WORKPLACE: The position will take place in a close cooperation with Baikal GVD group of DLNP JINR.

Constraints and risks

The research fellow is expected to participate in campaigns of Baikal Tele- scope construction for periods up to two months per year.
During the construction phases working on weekends might be necessary.

Additional Information

Consideration of applications will begin June 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Prof. Dr. Dmitry V.Naumov
Application should include a CV, list of publications and three letters of refer- ence.
Send application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social package offered by JINR:
  • The employer offers free health insurance covering medical service in the frame of the Russian compulsory medical insurance system.
  • The employer will pay no pension insurance.
  • The employer can offer accommodation in its own apartments (one-, two- or three-room flat depending on the number of family members) in the limits of availability and the laboratory can partly offset the rent ex- penses.
  • Half price access to the JINR Olympic-size swimming pool and prefer- ential access to the sport infrastructure of JINR.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, remotely, or in person.