Reference : UMR9012-ALEHEN-032
Workplace : ORSAY
Date of publication : Monday, August 1, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 800 à 3 900 €
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the IJCLab team responsible for developing and managing the gSPEC/DESPEC research activities, performed in collaboration with GSI/FAIR, on measurements of nuclear moments, nuclear isomers, and decay spectroscopy. He/she will work together with researchers from the NEXT team in the Nuclear Physics Department of IJCLab, in the framework of the GSI/FAIR-related new instrumentation research and developments, and the realization of cutting-edge spectroscopy measurements for the NUSTAR project. The researcher will be a member of the collaborative partnership between IN2P3/CNRS and GSI/FAIR, related to NUSTAR.
The post-doctoral fellow will be in charge of the design, simulations, and tests of the first prototypes and detection systems for the new experimental apparatus.
He/ she shall take an active part in the preparations and the conduct of planned physics experiments and test measurements, as well as to perform data analysis on the relevant data, publish and present the results.
The researcher shall also be involved in other spectroscopy-related activities of the team at other experimental sites.
The candidate should hold a doctorate in experimental nuclear physics and proven research skills, evidenced by a least one physics and/or one technical publication e.g. as the first/second author, related to experimental nuclear physics and/or new developments. Other essential criteria for this post are an experience with GEANT4 simulations, ROOT, sound knowledge in nuclear spectroscopy, and ideally, nuclear moments. An asset would be knowledge of experimental techniques used in nuclear physics and some experience in detector/electronics developments. It is important that the candidate has a very positive attitude to working in a team, is autonomous, and has fluent spoken and written English.
The Irène Joliot-Curie Physics Laboratory of 2 Infinities (IJCLab) is a UMR laboratory of the CNRS/IN2P3, the University of Paris-Saclay, and the University of Paris. It is located on the campus of the University of Paris-Saclay in Orsay, 20 km south of Paris, and easily accessible by RER. IJCLab was born in 2020, merging five scientific units (CSNSM, IMNC, IPN, LAL, LPT). The staff consists of nearly 560 permanent (340 engineers, technicians, administrators, 220 researchers) and approximately 200 non-permanent researchers, including 120 doctoral students. The research themes of the laboratory span from nuclear physics, high energy physics, theoretical physics, astroparticles, astrophysics, cosmology, and particle accelerators to energy, environment, and health. IJCLab has very significant technical capacities in all major fields required for the design, development, and implementation of experimental devices for its scientific activity and accelerator complexes, as well as the design, and development of instruments worldwide.
Constraints and risks
Travels to GSI/FAIR complex in Germany, within France, and abroad should be expected.
Authorization for work in a radiation environment (category B) will be obtained.
.Submit a motivation letter and CV (without any break-in date) showing diplomas, work, and professional experience, including a list of publications.
As IJCLab is subjected to ZRR (Zone à Régime Restrictif) military regulation, hiring choices must be approved by the Haut Fonctionnaire Securité Défense (HFSD). Therefore, the first date of employment written above should be understood as provisional and may need to be delayed.
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