PhD position in Dark Matter Research
The Dark Matter Group has an opening for a PhD position on the XENONnT experiment. The XENON collaboration is currently completing the construction of …
- Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Vast contract
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2325 - € 2972 per maand
The Dark Matter Group has an opening for a PhD position on the XENONnT experiment. The XENON collaboration is currently completing the construction of XENONnT, expected to become the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector. The experiment is located in the underground Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy and run by an international team of scientists. The Amsterdam group is closely involved in developing and building XENONnT and will take an important role in the upcoming data analysis. The group also operates a local R&D detector called XAMS, a dual-phase xenon Time Projection Chamber. While the PhD position is at the University of Amsterdam, you will be fully embedded in the XENON dark matter group at Nikhef.
What are you going to do?
- Work on XENONnT dark matter data analysis, with a particular emphasis on the analysis of light dark matter signals;
- operate and analyze data from the local XAMS R&D setup.
What do we require?
- An MSc in Physics or an equivalent degree;
- strong software skills are desirable;
- excellent English communication skills.
A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The position will require travel to the experimental site in Italy. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in university teaching as a teaching assistant.
The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,325 to €2,972 (scale P) gross per month, based on a full-time contract (38 hours a week), exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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