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Neutrino Physics M/F

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Date Limite Candidature : vendredi 14 avril 2023

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Informations générales

Intitulé de l'offre : Neutrino Physics M/F (H/F)
Acronyme : NUPHYDU
Référence : CPJ-2023-002
Nombre de Postes : 1
Site(s) concerné(s) : Université Savoie-Mont Blanc / Laboratoire d’Annecy de Physique des Particules
Région(s) académique(s) : Grenoble
Etablissement(s) partenaire(s) envisagé(s) : Université Savoie-Mont Blanc
Code(s) établissement(s) : UMR5814
Date de publication : jeudi 16 mars 2023
Type de contrat : Chaire de professeur Junior
Durée du contrat : 4 ans
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 juillet 2023
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Annual salary from 54 600 Euros to 57 800 Euros depending on professional experience
Thématique scientifique : Neutrino physics
Mots clés : particle physics, neutrino oscillation, CP violation, DUNE, instrumentation
Section(s) CN : Interactions, particles, nuclei, from laboratory to cosmos

Profil Recherché

Titulaire d’un doctorat ou diplôme équivalent ou justifiant de titres et travaux scientifiques jugés équivalents par l’instance compétente de l’établissement. Il n’y a aucune condition d’âge ou de nationalité pour candidater. Tous les emplois CNRS sont accessibles aux personnes en situation de handicap en bénéficiant d’aménagement d’épreuves rendus nécessaires par la nature du handicap

Stratégie d'établissement

Research at IN2P3 is targeted towards understanding the links between the infinitely small, the so-called elementary particles and the infinitely large, the origin and evolution of the Universe. Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations in the early 2000s, their role in the structuring of the Universe is a priority research field. The search for symmetry violations in the neutrino sector, a possible ingredient of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the Universe, is of particular interest. The fact that neutrinos are massive particles, but do not participate, to our present knowledge in the Higgs mechanism, is one of the questions that neutrino physics experiments are also trying to answer. Among the experiments currently in preparation, IN2P3 is a major contributor to the DUNE experiment and its PIP-II accelerator, which will observe the oscillations of neutrinos emitted from an accelerator at Fermilab in an underground detector 1300 km away in South Dakota. IN2P3 is one of the main partners for the construction of the second detection module of the far detector, a liquid argon time-projection chamber called vertical drift. Based on fifteen years of R&D on the subject, six French laboratories are participating in this project. Labelled IR* (major research infrastructure), the success of the project is one of the Institute's priorities.

Stratégie du laboratoire d'accueil

The proposed recruitment in the framework of the research activity in neutrino physics, is a sector in which LAPP plays a leading role at the national and international level by its current and past contributions. LAPP has developed an expertise in this field of physics for more than 30 years by participating in many key neutrino physics experiments and by making strong technical and scientific contributions. The DUNE project is the flagship project of the neutrino team at LAPP. In a first step, the group plays a leading role in the 6x6x6m detector prototype at CERN. LAPP is in charge of the design and construction of the mechanics of the ionization charge reading planes. This contribution is then a pillar in the strategy of the laboratory which also plays a pivotal role due to its geographical proximity to CERN. In this context, the strong technical and scientific involvement that is developed there will allow LAPP to play a major role in the international collaboration.

Stratégie Internationale

This major international project is based in the United States and has been identified as a priority in the global, European and French particle physics strategies. DUNE currently involves over 1000 scientists and engineers from more than 30 countries. Neutrino detection in DUNE is based on large time-projection chambers containing in its final configuration 70,000 tonnes of liquid argon cooled to -185°C in four separate cryostats, two of which will be built by CERN with the French company GTT. Currently prototypes are installed at CERN to finalize the development of the technologies used. IN2P3 is a partner both for the prototyping phase at CERN and for the construction of the final detector. The success of this project is particularly important for the visibility of French research at CERN and in the United States.

Répertoire national des structures de recherche (RNSR) du laboratoire d'accueil


Résumé du projet scientifique

The DUNE project plans to send a beam of neutrinos produced by the PIP-II accelerator at Fermilab in the United States to an underground mine located 1300 km away, housing liquid argon detectors. DUNE will allow the study of neutrino oscillations, but also of atmospheric neutrinos and those from astrophysical sources, and in particular the measurement of the neutrino mass hierarchy and the demonstration of the possible CP symmetry violation in this sector. The research activities will focus on the preparation of neutrino oscillation analyses at DUNE, as well as on the instrumental developments for the construction of its far detector. The candidate will participate in the development, construction and qualification of the second module of this detector. A complete and functional prototype at the 1/20th scale is currently under construction on the CERN Neutrinos platform. The next two years will be devoted to intensive testing and analysis of its results, allowing the finalization of the design activities of the final module, whose construction will start in view of an installation on the South Dakota site in 2027. In addition, the candidate will lead the preparation of data exploitation on one of the main physics topics addressed by DUNE.

Résumé du projet d'enseignement

The NUPHYDU project will be integrated into the training system of the USMB within Polytech Annecy Chambéry and its teaching team. It proposes an innovative teaching project aiming to provide students with high-level skills that are in great demand on the job market, particularly in the areas of mechanical and electronic instrumentation, as well as the associated data analysis tools. These courses will favor innovative learning methods that strengthen the link between training and research and break down the barriers between disciplines and levels of training through, for example, projects involving students, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in mechanics, electronics and physics, projects that are supervised by teams of researchers and teacher-researchers.

The chair project will contribute to Polytech's engineering training, but also to the development of a future international and interdisciplinary Graduate School around massive data and the instrumentation of the future, in line with the institution's strategy (USMB SHINE project - PIA4 - Excellence in all its forms).

Environnement Financier

  • Total financé (dont package ANR) : 200 k€
  • Co financement : 140 k€
  • Total du projet : 340 k€

Diffusion scientifique

The dissemination of the results will be done through world-class scientific productions: publications, patents, software... In addition, the results will be communicated to various  targets such as scientific communities, media, decision makers, general public, schools, etc., with an adapted calendar. Specific tools may  be developed such as websites, newsletters, meetings, international symposia, summer schools and conferences.
More precisely, the scientific dissemination of the project will be done at a double level. First, the research produced (studies and technical developments) will be the subject of internal communications within interdisciplinary seminars, involving researchers from LAPP, other IN2P3 laboratories, CERN and Fermilab. Secondly, the research produced will be the subject of communications in international conferences with high visibility in physics or instrumentation (e.g. Pisa meeting on Advanced detectors, EPS-HEP, ICHEP, etc.). They will then be published in leading international peer-reviewed journals (Phys. Lett., Phys. Rev., NIM A, JHEP, etc .).

Science ouverte

The CNRS is developing a strong policy in favor of open science. Open science consists of making research results "as accessible  as possible and closed as necessary". As such, the CNRS aims to make 100% of the texts of publications resulting from the work of its laboratories accessible , in particular through deposit in HAL. The data produced must also be made available and reusable, except for specific restrictions. In addition, the guiding principles of individual evaluation have been revised in accordance with the DORA declaration, to be more qualitative and to take into account all facets of the researcher's profession.
Fully in line with the second national plan for open science, the project will promote the openness of the research produced at two levels:
- Open publications: all publications produced will be fully open, via the arXiv open archive (for publications related to CERN) and via the HAL interface.
- Open Data: the data collected at CERN are processed in a FAIR approach and made available for any type of academic training.
Moreover, LAPP is the international coordinator of the ESFRI project cluster for particle physics and astrophysics, for the Open Science ESCAPE and is a major actor of the implementation of EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) within the European Union. Thus, for many years, a series of developments in data management services and solutions for data FAIRness have been part of the LAPP program and have given it international recognition .

Science et société

The relationship between science and society is now recognized as a full dimension of scientific activity. The project will develop this dimension in synergy with all the partners. The resulting research work will contribute to informing public decision-making. Participatory science initiatives may be initiated with actors from the project’s socio-economic and cultural eco-system .
Moreover, the project will implement a communication towards various targets such as scientific communities, media, decision makers, general public, schools, etc., with an adapted calendar. It is part of the LAPP's approach in terms of Science with and for Society and will propose several actions in this regard:
- The animation of scientific mediation events through the cycle of conferences for the general public (Amphi pour Tous throughout the Savoie Mont Blanc territory), the Science Festival, the European Researchers' Night or the EUTOPIA Discovery Space, inaugurated in 2019 at LAPP. This space allows the presentation of research themes and actors, as well as technical achievements, in various contexts: novice public, schoolchildren, colleagues and industrial or academic partners, local communities and associations. These mediation events can be programmed from the 2nd year of the project.
- Opening up to socio-economic partners along two major lines: (i) training through research for the professional development of human capital (via master classes, for example);(ii) industrial cooperation so that companies (of all sizes) can take advantage of our breakthrough research for cross-fertilization.


The activity will be evaluated in particular on the basis of scientific production (publications, software, patents, etc.), on institutional and private partnerships formalized by contracts, on international presence, on the promotion of work to  multidisciplinary scientific communities, on innovation and its transfer to society and on scientific dissemination to non-specialist audiences.
For the research part, the main indicators in high energy and particle physics combine the number of publications and citations of articles to which the recruited person will make a major contribution, participation as a speaker in major international conferences, and the assumption of responsibilities within a major international scientific collaboration. The contributions to the realization and qualification of the instruments will be evaluated through regular project reviews organized by IN2P3. For the teaching part, the success will be measured by the attractiveness? and the appreciation of the teaching by the students .

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