Postdoctoral 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 postdoc 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 colleagues 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 and the supervision of a PhD student working on the same subject, becomes available on June 1, 2020. The appointment can start as late as October 1, 2020, depending on the candidate. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to a maximum of four years. Employment conditions at EPFL are described at  https://www.epfl.ch/about/working/working-at-epfl/employment-conditions/

Applicants must hold a PhD degree (or expect to graduate before the start of employment) and have a solid experience in experimental particle physics. They should send their application in a single pdf file including the following documents in this order: motivation letter, CV, list of publications, and contact information of at least three 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]).