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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Sci­ence, Depart­ment of Phy­sics, Insti­tute of Nuclear and Par­ti­cle Phy­sics

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

2 Rese­arch Fel­lows / PhD Posi­ti­ons

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The 2 posi­ti­ons are star­ting at the next pos­si­ble date. The posi­ti­ons ent­ail 50% of the full­time weekly hours and are initi­ally limi­ted until June 30, 2018, and will be pro­lon­ged until the end of the PhD qua­li­fi­ca­tion (sub­ject to fun­ding appro­val). The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz-Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).
The posi­ti­ons will be in the Dres­den ATLAS rese­arch group lead by Prof. Dr. Michael Kobel and Prof. Dr. Arno Straess­ner, one of the lea­ding groups in mea­su­re­ments of vec­tor boson scat­te­ring pro­ces­ses and sear­ches for new sta­tes deca­ying to tau pairs at the Large Hadron Col­li­der (LHC) at CERN. The envi­sa­ged rese­arch pro­gramme is part of the Ger­man-wide rese­arch net­work “For­schungs­schwer­punkt FSP-103 ATLAS” of the BMBF focu­sing on par­ti­cle phy­sics at hig­hest ener­gies

Work­ing field:

phys­ics ana­lysis, data recon­struc­tion and sci­entific ser­vice work in the fol­low­ing fields:
1. Vec­tor boson scat­ter­ing with Run-2 data and for­ward elec­tron iden­ti­fic­a­tion (with Michael Kobel)
2. Higgs boson and particle search bey­ond the Stand­ard Model and improved iden­ti­fic­a­tion of had­ronic tau decays (with Arno Straess­ner).

Require­ments:

  • very good uni­versity degree (Mas­ter's or equi­val­ent) with spe­cial­iz­a­tion in particle phys­ics
  • research exper­i­ence related to LHC meas­ure­ments or equi­val­ent expert­ise
  • high motiv­a­tion to join a research group in the ATLAS exper­i­ment

What we of­fer:

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the posi­ti­ons you are invi­ted to con­tact michael.kobel@tu-dresden.de and arno.straessner@tu-dresden.de.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
App­li­ca­tion docu­ments should include a Cur­ri­cu­lum Vitae, a brief descrip­tion of the can­di­date's rese­arch expe­ri­ence and inte­rests. Recom­men­da­tion let­ters by 2 refe­rees shall be pro­vi­ded to the same address. Please send your app­li­ca­tion docu­ments until 10.02.2017 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Mathe­ma­tik und Natur­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Fach­rich­tung Phy­sik, Insti­tut für Kern- und Teil­chen­phy­sik, Frau Nicole Beyer, 01062 Dres­den, or pre­fe­r­a­bly as a sin­gle pdf-docu­ment via e-mail to iktp@physik.tu-dresden.de (Please note: We are cur­rently not able to receive elec­tro­ni­cally signed and encryp­ted data.). Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you.