Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in The Netherlands, is looking for a
PhD student in experimental particle physics (Neutrino Physics)
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 Nikhef neutrino astronomy group is heavily involved in the construction of the next generation KM3NeT neutrino telescope . We are responsible for a large part of the detector design and construction. Our group is specialized in the high-accuracy reconstruction of all neutrino types.
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the analysis of data of the first phase of the KM3NeT detector, with the goal of performing an all-flavour analysis of cosmic neutrinos and identifying their cosmic sources. There are broad opportunities, ranging from detector commissioning studies to the use of external multi-messenger data and theoretical models for the optimal statistical interpretation of the neutrino data.
Further information on this position can be obtained from dr. Aart Heijboer, email@example.com.
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. 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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