The detector research and development (R&D) group has an opening for a PhD position in detector R&D for fast silicon detectors. The group is actively involved in the design and characterisation of pixel sensors and readout chips. One focus is on 4D tracking and fast timing detectors for future detector upgrades at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva and beyond. Combining measurements in space with timing will enable experiments to cope with the fierce environment of the high luminosity LHC where they will see unprecedented hit rates and levels of radiation.
You will be employed by the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science (Institute of Physics). The appointment will be based on a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 48 months. Initial employment is 18 months and after a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended further with 30 months. You will get a customized Training and Supervision Plan that will be evaluated every year. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduate and master students.
What are you going to do?
Contribute to the development of MAPS and to the construction of test setups for the characterisation of new sensors. This includes work on the construction of a Timepix4 telescope for performing test beam measurements, the testing of prototypes for LHC experiments and beyond, as well as sensor simulations and performance studies for future detectors.
Opportunity Focus Area:
(electronics) engineering or a related discipline is required to be considered for this position
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