Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in The Netherlands, is looking for a
PhD student in experimental particle physics (ALICE)
The Nikhef organisation
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 five major Dutch universities and the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Nikhef participates in large research collaborations, including the ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE experiments at CERN, the KM3NeT neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean, the VIRGO interferometer in Pisa, the Xenon1T dark matter experiment in Gran Sasso, the Pierre Auger cosmic ray observatory in Argentina and the eEDM research programme in Groningen. Nikhef also hosts a group in theoretical physics, and groups for Physics Data Processing and detector R&D, all with good connections to the experimental programs.
The National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Nikhef, in collaboration with the Utrecht University has an opening for one PhD position in Experimental High-Energy Heavy-Ion Physics. The PhD student will join the ALICE group at Nikhef to work on the LHC run II and III data analysis. The group is specialised mainly in correlation (azimuthal anisotropy and angular correlations, chiral magnetic effect) but also heavy-flavour (D-meson reconstruction) studies in pp, p-Pb and Pb-Pb data recorded with the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The student will also be involved in the upgrade of the outer layers of the Inner Tracking System (ITS).
The successful candidate will have the possibility to do research in a vibrant research environment, working on leading edge technology and data analysis at the forefront of contemporary experimental particle physics.
Further information on this position can be obtained from prof. dr. Raimond Snellings, Raimond.Snellings@nikhef.nl
The successful candidate has a master in physics with knowledge of particle physics. Strong software skills are desirable.
The candidate will be employed by the NWO-I-foundation and will obtain the status of junior scientist. He/she will receive a 4 year contract. During this time there is the possibility to stay at CERN for a period of about 1 year. Your gross monthly starting salary will be € 2.291,-, increasing to € 2.937,- in the fourth year. The conditions of employment of the NWO-I-foundation are excellent and can be found on www.nwo-i.nl.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the 'Solliciteer' button below. Please be prepared to upload a curriculum vitae and have the email address of at least one referee ready, who is willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2018.
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