Staff Physicist in the ALICE group

Staff Physicist in the ALICE group

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19 Dec 15 Feb Amsterdam

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Job description

Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in The Netherlands, invites applications for a 

Staff Physicist
In the Nikhef ALICE group

The Nikhef organization
Nikhef is the national institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands. At Nikhef, approximately 220 physicists and 75 technical staff work together in an open and international scientific environment. Together they perform theoretical and experimental research in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. Nikhef is a partnership between six major Dutch universities and NWO-I Foundation, the Institutes Organization of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). 

Among the research collaborations Nikhef participates in are the ALICE, ATLAS and LHCb experiments at CERN, the KM3NeT neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean, the Virgo gravitational waves interferometer in Pisa, the Xenon-nT dark matter experiment in Gran Sasso, the Pierre Auger cosmic ray observatory in Argentina, and the eEDM research programme in Groningen. There are also scientific groups on Theory, Physics Data 
Processing and Detector R&D. Nikhef avails of excellently equipped technical departments in mechanics, electronics and computing.

The position
The successful candidate will establish links with the experimental research portfolio at Nikhef, will play a leading role in the research and development of fast timing (order tens of picoseconds) silicon technologies for ALICE, in close cooperation with the detector R&D group, and will actively contribute to the procurement of funding. The candidate will also work on a project basis with (industrial) partners and manage a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists. Furthermore, with its university partners, Nikhef offers teaching opportunities and access to excellent students, who play a vital role in the scientific life of the ALICE group, and of Nikhef in general.




Applicants are expected to have:
·      a PhD degree in Physics or a closely related field.
·      a demonstrated record of completing outstanding research in relevant areas of physics and/or engineering.
·      experience with research and development of state-of-the-art particle detector technologies. 
·      proficient, verbal and written, communication and presentation skills.
·      commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Further information on this position can be obtained from Dr. M. Verweij (

Conditions of employment

The successful candidate will enter a tenure track, with the intention of changing this to a permanent position upon mutual satisfaction. During the tenure track periodic development and assessment interviews will take place. In an exceptional case, a more senior candidate may be offered tenure right away. Our new colleague will be employed by the Dutch foundation for scientific research NWO-I and based at Nikhef in Amsterdam. The conditions of employment are excellent and include extra months' salary payment in May and December and good travel facilities. More information about the NWO-I-foundation can be found here. The date on which the appointment is to begin will be determined by mutual agreement.

On top of being an employer, the Nikhef institute offers new colleagues the opportunity to become a member of a community with a long-standing tradition of being a welcoming home for talented scientists. We welcome candidates who want to be part of this community, who are willing to contribute to this atmosphere and who want to actively participate in extracurricular activities for this matter. Nikhef hosts active committees that organize several kinds of intellectual, scientific and social activities. Nikhef staff members are encouraged to contribute to these activities. 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of this vacancy. Please be prepared to upload a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and the email addresses of three referees who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2023. 

Preference will be given to female candidates and candidates from other under-represented minorities in physics, but all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


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  • max. 40 hours per week
  • 1202326


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