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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Mu3e

The Department of Particle Physics (DPNC) at University of Geneva has an immediate opening starting April 1st 2020 for a

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental particle physics

 

Candidates must have (or about to obtain) a PhD degree in physics, appropriate experience in experimental Particle Physics, and a good knowledge of detectors, data acquisition and data analysis, and have demonstrated the capability to independently complete a complex particle physics measurement or a hardware project. The position involves also some teaching. Mastering or willingness to learn French will be appreciated.

 the position is on the Mu3e experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen (CH). Mu3e will search for the neutrinoless lepton flavor violating muon decay m+ → e+e+e- using the world most intense continuous muon beam (see https://www.psi.ch/de/mu3e). The Mu3e detector is a concentrate of leading-edge technology and represents a unique opportunity to make an extremely sensitive measurement that might reveal new physics beyond the Standard Model. The experiment is under construction and first physics data are expected in 2021. The University of Geneva is leading the development and construction of the scintillating fiber tracker / time of flight detector with SiPM readout, including the associated front-end electronics. This sub-detector complements the silicon pixel tracker based on the HV-MAPS technology. We are also involved in the simulations of the experiment and preparations for the analysis of first data.

The selected candidate will rapidly take important responsibilities in the Mu3e experiment. In the first phase she/he will be in charge of the validation and commissioning of the front-end electronics and development of the readout (DAQ) for the SciFi sub-detector. She/he will be also in charge of organizing and will lead test beam activities. Frequent travels to PSI are expected.

 The position is available starting April 1st 2020. The initial duration of the contract is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal based on mutual agreement and availability of funds. Candidates should preferably be less than 32 years old. The position will be attributed when an excellent and highly motivated candidate will have been selected. Interested candidates should submit at their earliest convenience a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to Dr Alessandro Bravar (Alessandro.Bravar(at)unige.ch).

Dr Bravar can also be contacted for information concerning this position.