Reference : UAR3266-VERMAR-056
Workplace : CAEN
Date of publication : Friday, July 29, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2690 € and 3821 € gross per month depending on level of experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The candidate will take charge of part of the analysis and production of new results from data obtained with the INDRA-FAZIA multidetector. He/she will participate in the experimental campaigns coupling these multidetectors at GANIL, and will be a force for bringing forward new proposals for future experiments using the coupling, and its evolution.
- Join the “Nuclear Dynamics and Thermodynamics” group at GANIL which brings together physicists from both GANIL and LPC Caen working in this field who are responsible for operating the two charged-particle multidetectors INDRA and FAZIA currently installed at GANIL with which experimental campaigns have been underway since 2019
- take charge of part of the analysis of data obtained with this unique coupling of the two most powerful detectors in the world for the study of nuclear reaction dynamics, and their use as a tool to probe the thermodynamic properties of nuclear matter
- present his/her results in international conferences and publish them in international scientific journals of repute in the domain, as a member of both the INDRA and FAZIA collaborations
- take part equally in the training of young researchers (doctoral students and undergraduates) hosted by the group
- propose new experiments to conduct with this unique apparatus, either in line with the scientific programme of the collaboration and/or the group, or following his/her own research interests. These experiments may have implications for the future evolution of one or the other of the detectors, which the candidate will be strongly encouraged to get involved in
Recent PhD in nuclear physics with good experience of data analysis and simulation
- Expertise in modern techniques of setting up and running experiments with detection of charged particles, particularly the use of silicon detectors and cesium iodide scintillators with their associated digital electronics;
- Good knowledge of the physics of heavy ion reactions in the bombarding energy range 10-100 MeV/nucleon: reaction mechanisms, decay channels (fission, evaporation, multifragmentation, vaporisation) and a solid theoretical basis in the description of these reactions using statistical or dynamical models would be a plus;
- At ease with analysis of large volumes of data
- Solid proficiency with computing tools used for analysis (high level C++ programming, strong experience of using ROOT)
- Proficiency in English (both spoken and written)
Soft skills :
- Teamwork, autonomy
- Organisational skills, and aptitude for presenting his/her activity in meetings, conferences
- Communication skills, ability to synthesize, argue, and analyse critically
The « Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds » is a national research facility based on the use of ion beams. Research fields cover fundamental research in nuclear physics and astrophysics, irradiation of materials and nanostructuration, molecular collisions and the interstellar medium, radiobiology and innovative techniques for dosimetry and treatment of certain cancers.
GANIL (around 270 staff) is located in Caen, Normandy. GANIL is on the site of the future EPOPEA innovation and science park of the Caen la Mer Urban Community. It is jointly run, as an Economic Interest Group (EIG), by the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA/DRF) and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS/IN2P3). As a research facility, GANIL serves a French, European and international scientific community of around 1000 users.
The post-doctoral candidate recruited on a fixed-term contract will be attached to the IN2P3-affiliated CNRS Research and Support Unit, UAR 3266. Within the Physics Division (Dphy), the candidate will join the “Research Activities Group”. He/she will participate principally in the activities of the transversal group “Nuclear Dynamics and Thermodynamics” constituted of 2 CNRS scientists and 2 doctoral students attached to GANIL, 1 lecturer from the University of Caen Normandy, and 4 CNRS scientists and 2 doctoral students attached to LPC Caen.
The fixed-term contract employee recruited by the CNRS will benefit from an annual number of around 53 days' holiday (32 days paid leave, 21 days for working time reduction), due to the derogatory status of the GANIL EIG. The weekly working schedule is 40 hours per week, i.e. 8.25 am to 5.10 pm with a 45 minute lunch break. The employee will also benefit from advantages related to the actions of the GANIL social action committee.
Salary will be re-evaluated based on the professional experience equivalent to the required level for the position.The contract is renewable for one year.
Constraints and risks
As GANIL's accelerators are considered a Basic Nuclear Facility (INB), the position is linked to specific working constraints due to the potential exposure to ionizing radiation. The candidate will receive training in order to be authorized to work in supervised and monitored areas following the applicable regulations and procedures regarding nuclear safety and security.
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