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PhD candidate in experimental particle physics - ATLAS

The Institute of Physics has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in experimental particle physics - ATLAS. The Nikhef ATLAS group consists of groups in Amsterdam …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2266 - € 2897 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Institute of Physics has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in experimental particle physics - ATLAS.

The Nikhef ATLAS group consists of groups in Amsterdam and Nijmegen, for a total of 15 staff, and typically 5 postdocs and 20 PhD students. We have constructed part of the semiconductor tracker (SCT), part of the barrel muon chambers, and elements of muon chamber readout, alignment, slow control, trigger and data acquisition. Our group has responsibilities in data acquisition (FELIX) and trigger, construction of the new inner tracker (ITk), the readout and alignment of muon chambers, as well as muon reconstruction software, and we have been active in several analyses in Higgs, SUSY, exotic and top-quark physics.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a candidate with an (almost) completed master degree in high-energy physics, or a closely related field. The successful candidate has interest in data analysis as well as affinity with theoretical aspects of top quark production. Programming skills will be important for this project. The candidate is expected to start in summer or early fall of 2019.

Conditions

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,266 in the first year to €2,897 in the last year. The Collective Employment Agreement (Cao) of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional information

Further information on this position may be obtained from:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply using this link. Please be prepared to upload a curriculum vitae including a brief description of your research interest, and have the email addresses of at least two referents ready, who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.