The Physics Institute IIIA at RWTH Aachen seeks applications for two Research Associate positions to work on the CMS experiment at the LHC. The successful applicant will play a major role in measurements of the properties of the Higgs Boson.
The department of physics at RWTH Aachen University offers a vibrant community of particle physicists who play leading roles in analysis of data, in the definition and refinement of physics objects, in detector commissioning and operations, and in the design and development of the detector upgrade. There is close and frequent collaboration with the strong local theory community as well as with other local experimental groups. Through our CMS Tier-2/Tier-3 cluster there is access to outstanding computing resources. RWTH Aachen is one of Germanys leading research universities.
We offer an excellent work environment in an experienced and highly motivated team, support in developing your own ideas and establishing a track record for future career development, and a reasonable travel budget to enable regular trips to CERN and to international conferences.
Successful candidates will be supported for regular travel to CERN including the possibility of an extended stay at CERN for several months.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The successful candidate will play a leading role in a new project on the world’s most
precise direct measurement of the Higgs-charm Yukawa coupling (ERC project HIGCC). In
this project, new algorithms for the identification of charm-quark jets will be developed and
applied in the search for Higgs Bosons decaying to charm quarks
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
We are looking for applicants with a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics and the
potential to drive progress in physics analysis and development of reconstruction software.
The position is for 3 years and is to be filled by September 1, 2017. An extension for another 2 years is possible. This is a full-time position.
The salary corresponds to level E13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
Please send your application by July 10, 2017 to
III. Physikalisches Institut A
You can also send your application via email to Alexander.Schmidt@cern.ch. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.