Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 41 000 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world’s most powerful accelerator. The ALICE experiment (http://alice-collaboration.web.cern.ch/) is the dedicated heavy-ion detector to exploit the unique physics potential of nucleus-nucleus interactions at LHC energies. Our aim is to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities, where the formation of a new phase of matter, the quark-gluon plasma, is expected. The existence of such a phase, and its properties are key issues in QCD for the understanding of confinement and of chiral-symmetry restoration. For this purpose, we are carrying out a comprehensive study of hadrons, electrons, muons and photons produced in the collision of heavy nuclei. ALICE is also studying proton-proton collisions both as a comparison with lead-lead collisions and in physics areas where ALICE is competitive with other LHC experiments. We invite a PhD-student to join us in this research.
The main task for the doctoral student will be to conduct research education which includes work with research but also to take graduate courses.
The successful candidate will work on analysis of ALICE data, in particular of the central barrel with the main tracking detector, the Time Projection Chamber (TPC), and calorimeters (EMCal/DCal). Current group research interests include the study and analysis of collective flow, correlations, identified particle spectra and the production of photons and jets in heavy-ion collisions. Additionally, some activities connected to R&D for future experiments and/or upgrades of ALICE, could be included.
The successful candidate would have the possibility to help with supervising Master and Bachelor students.
The activities are located at the Department of Physics at Lund University. However, frequent visits to CERN will be required, and also some long term stationing there could be necessary.
A formal requirement for doctoral studies in physics is:
Furthermore, the acceptance is based on the estimated ability to accomplish postgraduate studies.
Other requirements: Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.
Basis of Assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:
Other assessment criteria: We consider good cooperation ability, drive and independent work ability as positive personal attributes.
The selection will be based on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, the requirements indicated above, and the ability to cope with the challenges outlined in the anticipated assignments.
Terms of employment
A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to the study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time studies. In addition, those appointed to doctoral student position may be required to work with educational tasks, research and technical/administrative duties at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended correspondingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, ch. 5, with updates). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to PhD position.
Apply online! Applications must contain a covering letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests. Applications must also include a CV, a copy of the applicant’s Master’s thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are also required to answer any job specific questions via the application link below.
Please submit your applications here: https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:100144/
Last day of applying: 2016-05-31
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The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.
For further information please contact
David Silvermyr, ALICE-PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|First day of employment||20160801|
|Number of positions||1|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||31.May.2016 11:59 PM CET|