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ANR Postdoctoral Position in the T2K experiment at LPNHE Paris

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General information

Reference : UMR7585-MARCAR-008
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, September 09, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2696 to 3108 € gross monthly
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent

Missions

The T2K experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillations experiment, taking data in Japan. T2K has been the first experiment to detect the appearance of electron neutrinos in a muon neutrino beam and is currently searching for CP violation in the leptonic sector by precisely measuring appearance probabilities of neutrino and antineutrinos.
Such measurement requires both, larger statistics and a better understanding of systematics uncertainties.
In order to improve the latter, an upgrade of the T2K Near Detector, ND280, is being conducted and is expected to significantly reduce the impact of systematics uncertainties on T2K oscillation analyses. The ND280 upgraded detector is expected to start commissioning in 2021. In addition, the combination of T2K analyses with Super-Kamiokande and NOvA is being actively pursued by the collaboration.
The position is founded by the ANR (Agence National de la Recherche) for two years and the successful candidate is expected to work on the upgrade of the T2K Near Detector, developing the reconstruction software for the new detectors and investigating the physics capabilities of the upgrade in constraining neutrino cross-section models.
In addition, the postdoc will analyse the existing data, with the goal of combining the T2K and SK oscillation analyses, boosting the sensitivity to both, CP violation and mass ordering.
Funding necessary to cover travel costs to Japan and participation in relevant international scientific conferences/workshops has been allocated in the project budget. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted before October 13th. The expected beginning of the contract is January 1st , 2020 but a later starting date can be considered.

Activities

The successful candidate is expected to work on the upgrade of the T2K Near Detector, developing the reconstruction software for the new detectors and investigating the physics capabilities of the upgrade in constraining neutrino cross-section models.
In addition, the postdoc will analyse the existing data, with the goal of combining the T2K and SK oscillation analyses, boosting the sensitivity to both, CP violation and mass ordering.

Skills

The candidate should have a PhD in Particle Physics, Astrophysics or Cosmology.
Previous experience in neutrino oscillations is desirable although not mandatory.

The position is funded by ANR for two years. The starting date is January 1st , 2020 but a later starting date can be considered.

Applications should include a CV with a summary of previous research activities and a statement of interest. Three reference letters should be sent to Claudio Giganti (cgiganti@lpnhe.in2p3.fr) and Boris Popov (boris.popov@lpnhe.in2p3.fr)
For further information, contact Claudio Giganti.

Work Context

LPNHE (Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies, https://lpnhe.in2p3.fr/) is a laboratory of the IN2P3 (Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique de Particules), a CNRS institute, and of the universities « Sorbonne Université » and « Université de Paris ». The laboratory is located in Paris (France). It is involved in major particle physics, astroparticle physics and cosmology international collaborations. 130 permanent agents work at LPNHE.

The Neutrino group at LPNHE is currently involved in the analysis of the T2K data, in the upgrade of the T2K Near Detector and in the preparation for the next generation of long-baseline experiment, Hyper-Kamiokande. The T2K group is composed of 4 permanent researchers: three CNRS researchers (J. Dumarchez, C. Giganti, B. Popov), an assistant professor (M. Guigue) and one PhD students.

Constraints and risks

No specific risks are foreseen for this position.

Additional Information

The position is funded by ANR for two years. The starting date is January 1st , 2020. An experience of less than two years after the PhD is required.

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