16/09/2020
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PhD / Early Stage Researcher position in Research and Development for experimental particle physics in MSCA ITN “INTENSE”


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Università degli Studi di Padova
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/10/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Padova
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/12/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    858199

OFFER DESCRIPTION

INTENSE is a new European training network between universities, research centres and industries that will carry out an interdisciplinary research and training program for a cohort of 11 fellows. INTENSE promotes the collaboration among European and US researchers involved in the most important particle physics research projects at the high intensity frontier. The observation of neutrino oscillations established a picture consistent with the mixing of three neutrino flavours with three mass eigenstates and small mass differences. Experimental anomalies point to the presence of sterile neutrino states partecipating in the mixing and not coupling to fermions. Lepton mixings and massive neutrinos offer a gateway to deviations from the Standard Model in the lepton sector including Charged Lepton Flavour Violation (CLFV). The FNAL Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program based on three almost identical liquid argon Time Project Chambers located along the Booster Neutrino Beam offers a compelling opportunity to resolve the anomalies and perform the most sensitive search of sterile neutrinos at the eV mass scale through appearance and disappearance oscillation searches. MicroBooNE, SBND, and Icarus will search for the oscillation signal by comparing the neutrino event spectra measured at different distances from the source. The FNAL SBN program and the CERN ProtoDUNE are a major step towards the global effort in realising the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Mu2e at FNAL will improve the sensitivity on the search for the CLFV neutrinoless, coherent conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus by for orders of magnitude. MEG-II and Mu3e at PSI will improve the sensitivity on other CLFV muon decays. INTENSE researchers have provided leading contributions and will take leading roles in detectors commissioning, data taking and analysis. These endeavours foster the development of cutting-edge technologies with spin-offs outside particle physics.

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Benefits

The salary consists of a monthly Living Allowance; in addition, researchers recruited within an ITN programme are entitled to receive a monthly Mobility Allowance and, if applicable, a Family Allowance depending on the marital status. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of her/his (first) recruitment in the action and will not evolve during the action lifetime. The net salary will be determined after subtracting all compulsory (employer and employee) deductions and withholdings from the gross amounts in line with national legislation.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible candidates may be of any nationality.

At the date of recruitment (the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action), the selected candidate must:

be an ‘Early Stage Researchers’ (i.e. be in the first four years – full time equivalent research experience - of her/his research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree).

not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

High level and proven of accomplishment with excellent background in particle physics and in physics of fundamental interactions.

Strong knowledge and demonstrated hands-on experience in particle and radiation detectors development, commissioning and operation; development and optimization of calibration algorithms and procedures; development of Monte Carlo simulations; data analysis and advanced statistical methods for data analysis; C/C++ programming.

Good knowledge of FPGAs and microcontrollers, firmware, algorithms and software, embedded systems with Linux/Windows embedded environment and C/C++ programming, control and DAQ systems, performance simulations, experimental characterization, troubleshooting and qualification would be an advantage.

Ability to produce scientific/technical reports.

High motivation to learning and developing new technologies and creativity in applying them to relevant applications; collaborating on projects with external partners; research and innovation processes

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Physics and Astrophysics "G. Galilei"
Italy
Padova
Padova
35131
Via Marzolo 8

EURAXESS offer ID: 559017

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