Postdoctoral Researcher in the ATLAS ITk Endcap Strips Group
at IFIC - Severo Ochoa Excellence Centre, CSIC - University of Valencia
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the ATLAS ITk Endcap Strips group at the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) in Valencia, Spain.
IFIC is a joint research centre of the University of Valencia and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), which was awarded the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation in 2014. IFIC has strong theoretical and experimental research groups working in Nuclear, Particle and Astroparticle Physics which offer the possibility to work in a rich scientific environment at the forefront of those disciplines.
The ATLAS group at IFIC participates actively in the ATLAS upgrade for the phase II of the High Luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). The main activities are focused in the ATLAS Inner Tracker Strip system and, in particular, the endcap system, where we have important contributions with the design of the sensors, bustape electronics and the overall engineering of the detector.
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the preparation for the production of the modules (sensor and electronics) and the assembly of the larger structures that will support them, in close collaboration with other institutes world wide participating in the ATLAS ITk Strips project. The work will include participation in beam tests, design of the test and assembly systems as well as definition of quality assurance and quality checking procedures.
The position is for two years and will be funded by the Severo Ochoa Excellence Grant. Applicants are expected to have a competitive research track record in experimental particle physics and a strong commitment to pursue forefront research lines. A Ph.D. in experimental particle physics or detector physics is required and specific experience with silicon detectors, hardware R&D, construction or operation is an advantage.
The review of applicants and nominations will start in October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests, and also arrange for three reference letters. Researchers at an early stage of their career are strongly encouraged to apply. IFIC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and minorities.
Applications should be sent electronically through AcademicJobsOnline
Inquiries about this position and the group can be made to Carlos Lacasta