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The Lund ATLAS group is involved in new physics searches with hadronic jets in the 13 TeV ATLAS dataset, as part of its physics program focused on physics beyond the Standard Model. The research program planned for the course of Run-2 includes searches in a variety of final states including hadronic jets, aimed to either discover or constrain new physics phenomena, including Dark Matter benchmarks. The group has strong interest and expertise in improving data taking techniques and hadronic jets performance. Other group activities include grid computing, active work in the ATLAS luminosity group and on the Transition Radiation Detector.
The selected candidate is expected to contribute to new physics searches for particles with medium masses with respect to the LHC mass-reach, through the analysis of data in multi-jet signatures and in boosted topologies. The selected candidate will work on the improvement of the event selection techniques and the performance of the physics objects used in the search. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in physics analysis, as well as to make a substantial contribution to the performance of jets and the trigger system of the ATLAS experiment. The selected candidate will actively participate in the supervision of PhD students. The research activities are located at the Department of Physics at Lund University. Frequent visits and long-term stationing to CERN will be required.
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that you have a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.
Prior experience in detector and analysis work in particle physics, collaborative skills in order to work in a large collaboration and scholarly proficiency are requirements for the employment. Programming skills in Python and C++ are of relevance for this position. You must show a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of your PhD dissertation and other publications. You must include a research plan that shows your own ideas for research within the context of the research topics in the Lund ATLAS group.
In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:
Evaluation of the applicants will take their experience, knowledge and personal qualities into consideration. The applicants' ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Lund ATLAS group will be also considered.
Please apply online via Lund University’s recruitment system. All documents (except reference-letters, see below) are to be uploaded in the recruitment system as pdf, word or similar files. You are also required to answer job specific questions if that is the first step of the application process.
Applications must include the following:
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||2016-03-15, or according to agreement|
|Number of positions||1|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||01.Mar.2016 11:59 PM CET|