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Postdoctoral position on highly charged ions at DESIR/SPIRAL2 - (M/W)

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Date Limite Candidature : vendredi 19 mai 2023

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Informations générales

Intitulé de l'offre : Postdoctoral position on highly charged ions at DESIR/SPIRAL2 - (M/W) (H/F)
Référence : UMR9012-MARJOU-003
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : ORSAY
Date de publication : lundi 15 mai 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 24 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 septembre 2023
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Between 2889,51€ and 3321,55 € (monthly gross according to experience)
Niveau d'études souhaité : Niveau 8 - (Doctorat)
Expérience souhaitée : 1 à 4 années
Section(s) CN : Interactions, particles, nuclei, from laboratory to cosmos


The IJCLab is involved in several technical developments for the new facility SPIRAL2 at GANIL such as S3-LEB, NEWGAIN and DESIR. In the context of this postdoctoral position, the successful candidate will join the efforts of developing traps for the DESIR facility. Specifically, traps that will be used to study highly charged ions, allowing high-precision measurements, which are essential to probe standing issues in fundamental physics, nuclear physics, as well as astrophysics.


The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of developing the production and cooling of highly charged ions (HCIs). This will include the design study, building and testing the setup at IJCLab. The fellow will also contribute to the ongoing tests of ion traps that will be used to store and study HCIs at DESIR. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in developing the physics program of stored HCIs at SPIRAL2 facility. He/she is also expected to supervise Master and PhD students.


The fellow must hold a doctoral degree in nuclear physics. Priority will be given to candidates with skills related to experimental nuclear physics at low-energy. Experience with charge breeding (EBIS/EBIT) would be an asset.
Expertise in the following areas is desirable:
• Mass spectrometry and related techniques (Ion trapping and cooling, ion optics simulation (SIMION), ion detection at low energy, high vacuum technology, etc.);
• Related electronics;
• Data processing and analysis (ROOT, Python, etc.);
• Scientific and Technical Writing.
Soft skills:
• Team work;
• Ability to teach and supervise students (PhD and Master);
• Ability to adapt to new environments.

Contexte de travail

The Irène Joliot-Curie Physics Laboratory of 2 Infinities (IJCLab) is a UMR under the supervision of the CNRS (IN2P3), the University of Paris-Saclay and the University of Paris is located on the campus of the University of Paris -Saclay in Orsay. The laboratory is located on the campus of the Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay in Orsay. The campus is located 20 km south of Paris and easily accessible by RER in 35 minutes.
The research themes of the laboratory are nuclear physics, high energy physics, astroparticles and cosmology, theoretical physics, particle accelerators and detectors as well as technical research and development and associated applications for energy, health and the environment.
The successful postdoctoral fellow will join the FIIRST team in the nuclear physics department. In addition, the fellow will join the local trap team and a larger international collaboration, which groups top laboratories in trapping techniques in France (LP2I, LPC Caen, IJClab) and Germany (MPIK, University of Heidelberg).

Contraintes et risques

Part of the work will be done at the ALTO facility in Orsay campus; therefore, the position is eligible for special work constraints related to potential exposure to ionizing radiation. The successful candidate will need authorization to work within a supervised and controlled area, while adhering to the regulations and procedures related to nuclear security and safety.
Supplementary information
To apply, candidates must submit their application via the CNRS portal before May 19th 2023, including a curriculum vitae, a summary of their research experience, and the contact information of at least two research contacts. For any additional inquiries, please direct them to the CNRS portal.
As the position is located in a "restricted regulatory area" (ZRR), recruitment is subject to obtaining a favorable opinion from the HFSD (High Security and Defense Forces). Therefore, the starting date is provided as an indication and may be postponed.