Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe”
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.01.2023, fixed until 31.12.2025 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2022-11-30
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 66,67 % of standard work hours per week
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universität Hamburg and DESY.
The advertised PhD-position in embedded in the field of “novel high-precision detection techniques - 5D detectors”. Straw-tube detectors have become a widely used technique for the detection and tracking of charged particles. The group of Caren Hagner participates in the SHiP collaboration and is involved in the advancement of the straw-tube technique in both mechanical and readout aspects. Candidates are expected to join our efforts in the development of novel straw-tube detectors, mainly for the use in various neutrino-related experiments. This includes the investigation of possible benefits from straw-tube detectors in future experiments with neutrino interactions from colliders, fixed targets or in a near detector for neutrino beams. The project includes the further development of straw-tube hardware and detector prototyping.
Links to further research topics are possible, as the group is also involved in neutrino experiments using large unsegmented liquid scintillator (LS) detectors. This would e.g. allow for in investigation of the interplay of a near detector including straw-tubes with a far LS detector in a neutrino beam.
Doctoral research associates will become members of the Quantum Universe Research School (QURS), which provides academic and soft skills training, as well as career planning support. In addition, they will receive individual budgets to facilitate the attendance of summer schools and conferences, and to support other educational measures. Additional travel money for project-specific duties will be provided by the hosting research groups. Doctoral research associates may participate in teaching at the University and in the organization of the Cluster via an early career council.
A university degree in a relevant field.
The applicant should have some experience with drift detectors and data analysis accordingly.
Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Reduced rates available for a HVV-Proficard (transit pass) and much more
30 days of vacation per annum
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference. Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
Dr. Daniel Bick
+49 40 8998-2286
Prof. Dr. Caren Hagner
+49 40 8998-2297
Luruper Chaussee 149
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