Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental particle physics (LHCb)

Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental particle physics (LHCb)

Published Deadline Location
14 Jan 7 Feb Amsterdam

Job description

Nikhef is the national institute for subatomic physics in The Netherlands. At Nikhef, approximately 175 physicists and 75 technical staff members work together in an open and international scientific environment. Together, they perform theoretical and experimental research in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. The Nikhef institute is a collaboration between six major Dutch universities and the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO).

The B-physics group of Nikhef has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2+1 years)

to work on the LHCb experiment at the CERN LHC collider. The group is involved in the research program of CP violation and rare decays of B mesons and exotic particle production as well as on detector upgrades. Nikhef contributes in hardware to the Vertex Locator silicon detector (Velo) and the Scintillating Fiber Tracker (SciFi), and in software to the online reconstruction of events in the High-Level Trigger (HLT).

The position

We are looking for a candidate to work on the analysis of decay-time dependent CP-violation, in particular using decays of B mesons to open charm. The candidate is also encouraged to contribute to either reconstruction software or the SciFi upgrade project.

Keywords: B-decays, decay-time dependent CP violation, SciFi, Real-Time Analysis.

Specifications

Nikhef

Requirements

Requirements

The successful candidate has a PhD in particle physics and is expected to play a leading role in LHCb as well as to supervise PhD students.

Conditions of employment

Offer
The candidate will be employed by the NWO-I-foundation for a period of two years with a possible extension of one year and will obtain the status of postdoctoral researcher.  During this time there is the possibility to stay at CERN for an extended period, if desired by the candidate. She/he will receive a competitive salary, and an additional net allowance during the stay at CERN. The conditions of employment are excellent and include extra months’ salary payment in May and December. The conditions of employment of the NWO-I-foundation can be found at https://www.nwo-i.nl/en/employees/ 

Information and Application
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the 'apply now' button below. Please be prepared to upload a curriculum vitae and have the email address of at least two referees ready, who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for applications is Feb 7, 2020.

Further information on these positions can be obtained from dr. Niels Tuning (h71@nikhef.nl) or prof. dr. Marcel Merk (Marcel.Merk@nikhef.nl).

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • 1086758

Location

Science Park 105, 1098 XG, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 7 Feb 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).