PhD Student Positions

The Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LPHE, https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lphe/) of EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, invites applications for a PhD position to work on the CMS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, under a special arrangement for the implementation of an ERC Starting Grant on heavy neutral lepton searches with the CMS detector (grant agreement 758316, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/758316). 

The new colleague will principally engage in the development and implementation of the long-lived particle searches at CMS with Run 2 data, preparation for the Run 3 data-taking, and eventual Run 3 data analysis. The LPHE group is also involved in SciFi tracker R&D for a neutrino and dark matter search experiment, and tracking detector R&D for future applications.

The position, which also comprises teaching duties at Bachelor or Master level, becomes available on June 1, 2020. The appointment can start as late as October 1, 2020, depending on the candidate. 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. Employment conditions at EPFL and doctoral school information are described at:
 
Applicants must hold a Master degree (or expect to obtain one before the start of employment) in experimental particle physics or related fields. Knowledge in particle physics is required. Experience with data analysis, computer programming and/or detectors is desirable. 

Applicants should send their application in a single pdf file including the following documents in this order: motivation letter, CV, and contact information of at least two references, by e-mail to our secretariat ([email protected]). For full consideration, applicants should arrange that the file and the recommendation letters arrive before April 10, 2020.
 
More information can be obtained from Prof. L. Shchutska ([email protected]).