Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral research position in experimental particle physics (LHCb)

The High Energy Physics Laboratory [1] of EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, invites applications for a postdoc position to work on the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The lab is involved in diverse research activities with strong involvement in physics analysis of LHCb data and a major role in the construction and operation of the new Scintillating Fibre (SciFi) Tracker for the LHCb detector upgrade and the new PLUME luminosity monitor for LHCb. The group also actively pursues R&D of the SciFi detector technology for further upgrades of the LHCb tracker, other particle or astroparticle physics experiments, and medical applications.

The successful applicant is expected to be strongly involved in data analysis within the LHCb collaboration, with emphasis on rare kaon decays and kaon flavour tagging, and contribute to the operation of the LHCb detector. Depending on the candidate’s interest, a secondary involvement in detector R&D of the SciFi technology is also an option.

This full-time position will also involve PhD student supervision and teaching duties at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level. The position becomes available on January 1, 2023. The employment at EPFL [2] is envisaged for four years and is set up as an annually renewed contract.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in experimental particle physics, obtained preferably within the past 5 years, or expect to graduate before the start of employment. They should prepare a single PDF file including the following documents: motivation letter, CV, and contact information of at least three references willing to write a recommendation letter. The file should reach our secretariat (Mrs Corinne Craman, [email protected]) by October 1, 2022. In addition, applicants should ask the references to send their letters to the same address by the same deadline.

More information can be obtained from Radoslav Marchevski ([email protected]).