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Reference : UMR5814-CLABOM-037
Workplace : ANNECY LE VIEUX
Date of publication : Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 648,79 € monthly gross
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The LAPP (Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules) institute invites applications for a post-doctoral position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the proton-proton Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The position is focused on the development of effective-field theory (EFT) interpretations of ATLAS Run 2 measurements and of machine-learning (ML) techniques.
The selected candidate is expected to join the current LAPP group effort on the EFT interpretation of the Run 2 Higgs boson measurements. The objective is to extend these activities to also cover multiboson measurements and exotic searches, and in the longer term to develop a general framework for EFT interpretations including other measurements. In parallel, the candidate will work to improve the sensitivity of input analyses to EFT effects, in particular through the use of new selections based on ML techniques.
A contribution to work on ATLAS upgrade activities can also be considered.
The position is for two years, and is financed through a grant from the ENIGMASS laboratory of excellence program (http://enigmass.in2p3.fr). The position is based at LAPP, with the possibility to travel to CERN as needed.
Ph. D. diploma in particle physics obtained less than 2 years before the start of the position.
Experience with machine learning, multi-parameter fitting and BSM phenomenology would be appreciated.
LAPP is a joint research unit of the CNRS/IN2P3 institute and the Universite Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB), located in Annecy. It hosts about 140 people, including 44 physicists. The laboratory is involved in many large international collaborations working on accelerator physics (ATLAS and LHCb on the LHC at CERN), astrophysics (Virgo, AMS, HESS, CTA, LSST) and neutrino experiments (STEREO, SuperNemo, DUNE). The location of LAPP, 50 km from CERN, and the presence of the theory laboratory LAPTh on the same campus make it an attractive location for research in particle physics and astrophysics. LAPP hosts a computing and storage facility integrated in the LHC Grid and has built expertise in data storage and processing, especially for analysis.
The LAPP/ATLAS group has played an important role in the construction, commissioning and operation of the ATLAS Liquid Argon (LAr) calorimeter. It is strongly involved in the upgrade of the LAr and Pixel detectors towards Run 3 and the HL-LHC. The group has long-standing contributions in the Higgs boson physics, in particular through Higgs coupling measurements in the H->γγ decay and the search for Higgs boson pair production; multiboson physics, in particular in the WZ final state; and exotic searches in the dilepton final state. The group is also making increasing use of ML-based techniques, in particular in the Higgs boson and WZ analyses.
Constraints and risks
Some short trips have to be planned in France and abroad
Desired level of education : PhD in Particle Physics
Experience required : < 2 years after thesis
The applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the interest in the position, a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a description of their research with a list of publications highlighting their personal contributions) on this job portal and submit at least 2 letters of recommendation.
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