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Reference : UMR7585-MARCAR-016
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2728 to 3145 € gross monthly
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
The T2K experiment in a long-baseline neutrino oscillation 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 neutrinos and antineutrinos.
Such measurement requires both, larger statistics and a better understanding of systematics uncertainties.
For these purposes, 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, which is expected to start commissioning in 2022, will include two new Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) and a fully active target for neutrino interactions (Super-FGD).
The position is funded 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, on developing the reconstruction software for the new detectors and on investigating the physics capabilities of the upgrade in constraining neutrino cross-section models. He/She will also participate to the assembly and the commissioning of the new detectors at CERN and J-PARC.
Funding needed 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 July 15th 2020.
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 October 1st , 2020.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Boris Popov (email@example.com)
For further information, contact Claudio Giganti.
LPNHE (Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de 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. 90 permanent agents work in 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), one postdoc and two PhD students.
Constraints and risks
No specific risks are foreseen for this position.
The position is funded by ANR for two years. The starting date is October 1st , 2020. An experience of less than two years after the PhD is required
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