Full-time: 35 hrs per week
Fixed-term: 3 years
The Edinburgh Particle Physics Experiment (PPE) group is excited to be able to offer several postdoctoral researcher positions thanks to its successes in obtaining STFC funding to aid exploitation of existing and construction of future experiments. We are a rapidly expanding and dynamic group of physicists, holding substantial roles across the ATLAS, DUNE, LHCb, LZ, SBND, MicroBooNE, SuperNEMO and DarkSide-20k experiments. We have a lively research atmosphere where novel analysis ideas are fostered, alongside our long-standing expertise and commitments to analysis, software, hardware, outreach and impact activities.
In this advert, we detail the call for candidates for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the DUNE experiment. Complementary adverts (job reference 6708, 6710 and 6712) detail the openings for ATLAS, LZ and SuperNEMO postdoctoral researchers. If you wish to be considered for more than one of these posts, you need apply only once, and can indicate in your covering letter your wish to be considered for the other posts.
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team working on the DUNE neutrino-oscillation experiment. You will make substantial contributions to the experiment construction and development, as well as the physics programme, by participating in the development of the DUNE data-acquisition framework, the detector simulations, and evaluation of DUNE’s physics sensitivity.
DUNE is a multi-kilotonne liquid-argon neutrino detector that will achieve world-leading sensitivity to neutrino oscillations, leading to the determination of the neutrino mass ordering and the existence of charge-parity violation in the neutrino sector. Located 1600 metres underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, it has a rich science programme that addresses many open questions in modern physics. You will contribute to developing the data acquisition framework for DUNE and its CERN prototype, ProtoDUNE, including data selection and trigger. You will also have the opportunity to develop the simulation and physics programme for DUNE. The PPE neutrino group has recently expanded and is now comprised of four academics, two postdocs and four PhD students.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- Possess, or be about to obtain a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics
- Proven track record of performing high quality research in experimental particle physics
- Good working knowledge of C++ and/or Python programming languages
- Ability to self-motivate and work independently
- Ability to work as part of a team while showing leadership and initiative
- Desirable but not necessary: experience in DAQ development/operation and/or simulating scintillation light
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