Nikhef participates in large research collaborations, such as at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and in experiments in the research fields of gravitational waves, cosmic rays and astroparticle physics. Knowledge and technology transfer to third parties, i.e. industry, society and the general public, is an integral part of Nikhef’s mission.
Nikhef is co-leading the effort to build the Einstein Telescope (ET), a future third-generation gravitational wave detector. The Einstein Telescope will be built in a 10 km large dedicated underground infrastructure to mitigate disturbances caused by environmental seismic noise and will implement advanced technology, such as quantum technologies. Custom infrastructures will be built to further reduce other environmental disturbances. The main objectives for the next three years, carried out by an international collaboration co-lead by Nikhef, are the characterization of possible sites, the Technical Design Report of the observatory and complete cost evaluation of the project. In addition, a local team based in Maastricht is charged to make a recommendation within three years about the suitability of the subsurface in the EMR (Euregio Meuse-Rhin) region to cost-effectively build and operate the Einstein Telescope.
Nikhef is looking for a candidate with at least a master’s degree in Geotechnical Civil Engineering, to work in the Einstein Telescope Engineering Department.
The ET Engineering Department is charged with the design, procurement, installation, commissioning, operation, maintaining and eventually dismantling of the infrastructure and technical systems for ET research infrastructure independently of the location of the infrastructure (EMR or Sardinia). The activities for the selected candidate will be carried out in the following two areas:
Candidates who meet or are close to meeting the criteria below are invited to respond.
Contract and location
Nikhef is a unique and inspiring place to work. The selected candidate will be employed by the NWO-I Foundation for a period of four years under the INFRA-Dev project conditions. The remuneration is between € 3.100 and € 4.695 based on full-time employment and depending on education and experience. Furthermore, NWO-I offers a fixed 13th month and more than 8 weeks of paid holiday leave per year. The terms of employment of the NWO-I Foundation are excellent and can be found at: www.nwo-i.nl.
The work location will be Nikhef, Amsterdam. It is expected that selected candidate is present in Maastricht at the ET-Pathfinder office (University of Science and Engineering) regularly, on average ~1 day/every other week. Incidental travel for meetings or workshops is part of the job.
The Einstein Telescope organization is expected to be founded within four years. The current members of the ET Engineering Department are located in different institutes and universities around Europe. The current aim of the project is that the ET Engineering Department will move in due time to the location where the Einstein Telescope will be built.
Questions and application
To apply, click the 'apply now' button below. Please be prepared to fill in a short template, and upload your CV and motivation letter. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Patrick Werneke by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Nikhef can be found at our website: www.nikhef.nl
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