Physicist (Experimental Physics)

Due to a forthcoming change in our e-recruitment system this position will open for applications on 2nd May 2018. The corresponding link will be made available as of that date.

 

Introduction:

The Experimental Physics Department invites applicants for the indefinite appointment of a Physicist in experimental particle physics research.

Functions:

  • To take a leading role in all aspects of particle physics experiments, involving the conception and design of experiments, the building and operation of detectors and the analysis of data.
  • To co-ordinate or make important contributions to studies, projects or committee work.
  • To represent the Organization at conferences, workshops, or in other research laboratories and institutions.
  • To supervise research and development work and to plan and manage activities including material and human resources.

Qualification Requirements:  PhD/Doctorate in particle physics, or equivalent.

The experience required for this post is:

  • Approximately 5 to 10 years of post-doctoral experience and demonstrated excellence in experimental particle physics research; appropriate allowance for career breaks and other special circumstances will be taken into account.
  • Experience in data analysis, in the use of on-line and off-line software, and competence in detector hardware.
  • High capacity for innovation and potential for making a significant medium to long-term contribution to the scientific programme of the Organization.

Competencies:

Technical competencies:

  • Physics analysis, reconstruction and simulation.
  • Familiarity with modern information technology.
  • Detection techniques.

Behavioural Competencies:    

  • Learning and sharing knowledge
  • Leading with strength and credibility
  • Communicating effectively
  • Building relationships
  • Working in the interest of the Organization

The language competencies required for this post are:

  • Good knowledge of English or French; basic knowledge of the other language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Note on Employment Conditions

This position is of a long-term nature. The recruitment procedure consists of a highly selective process involving investigations by a special search committee and the approval of the final nomination by the Director-General.

These functions may require: 

  • Work during nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Work in radiation areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.

​Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success.

Preference will be given to applicants from all Member States and Associate Member States. 

Documents that will be required for your application:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A list of 10 most important publications indicating where you have been a principal contributor or a co-author.
  • A covering letter giving your research interests and plans.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be recent (not more than 1 year old).

 

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