SB – PhD position in the High Energy Physics Lab (LPHE)

The High Energy Physics Laboratory (LPHE, of EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, invites applications for a PhD student position. The successful candidate will join the LHCb collaboration in which our lab is strongly involved. LHCb is a particle physics experiment running at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and dedicated to the study of heavy flavour physics and CP violation. In the context of a major upgrade of the experiment, our group has built a new tracker, based on scintillating fibres (SciFi), being now installed for the start of Run 3 data-taking in 2022. The PhD thesis work will include physics analysis of LHCb data and detector related tasks. The position, which also involves teaching duties at Bachelor or Master level, becomes available on September 1, 2021, but a later start is also possible.

The selected PhD student will need to enrol in the Physics program of the EPFL doctoral school. After one year of successful probation, the initial contract will be extended up to a total of four years. Doctoral school information and employment conditions at EPFL are described at:

Applicants must hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in Physics, or expect to hold such a degree by the start of employment. Knowledge in particle physics is required. Experience with data analysis, computer programming and/or particle detectors is desirable. Applicants should prepare a single PDF file with the following documents in this order: motivation letter, CV, and contact information of at least two referees willing to write a reference letter. For full consideration, applicants should send their PDF file and ask the referees to send their letters by e-mail to our secretariat ([email protected]) by June 20, 2021.

More information can be obtained from Dr Fred Blanc ([email protected]) and Prof. O. Schneider ([email protected]).