The Department of Physics at RWTH Aachen University offers a vibrant community of particle physicists who play leading roles in detector commissioning and operations, design and development of detector upgrades and analysis of CMS data. Our institute has, among other things, built part of the CMS drift-tube muon detectors and is engaged in the operation and upgrade of this system. There is close and frequent collaboration with other local experimental groups, including engineering. Workshop capacity for mechanics and electronics is available. RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany's 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 conferences to present work.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The successful candidate is expected to strengthen our group in the area of experimental particle physics (muon detection) and should take a leading role in the upgrade tasks we are responsible for. Our institute contributes in particular to the development and construction of a test stand for the new readout scheme, the design and test of a new on-detector service module, and ageing tests of the DT chambers at CERN.
We are looking for applicants with a Ph.D. in particle physics and experience in detector development and operation. The scope of the research interest should be within the scientific projects of the institute, in particular the upgrade of the CMS muon detector system and related R&D tasks.
Knowledge in electronics, detector hardware, related software and operations (e.g. detector controls, DAQ, HV, LV) is required. Knowledge of German is advantageous.
What we offer:
The position is for 3 years with the option of extension and is to be filled as soon as 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 June 15, 2018 to
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hebbeker
III. Physikalisches Institut A
RWTH Aachen University
Sammelbau Physik, Sommerfeldstraße 14
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