Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) within the ATLAS Calorimeter Group

The Max Planck Institute for Physics is a research institute focusing on particle and astroparticle physics from both an experimental and a theoretical perspective. One main research activity is the participation in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The ATLAS collaboration investigates the consistency of the Standard Model with very high precision, and also extends the search for physics beyond the Standard Model to unprecedented accelerator energies.

The ATLAS Calorimeter Group at the institute has contributed to the design, construction and operation of the ATLAS Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter (HEC) and the reconstruction and calibration software for calorimeter signals and jets. Our present R&D activities focus on the front-end electronics for the endcap calorimeter and advanced reconstruction techniques for particles combining all ATLAS systems. Analyses of ATLAS data in the group focus on precision measurements involving - but not limited to - top-quarks and hadronic final states.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in experimental particle physics to strengthen our calorimeter group. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the analysis of ATLAS data and operation of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeters. In addition, participation in our R&D activities for new front-end electronics and advanced reconstruction methods is required. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in particle physics and have experience in detector R&D and data analysis.

Salary and benefits are according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD Bund). The contract is initially limited to three years with the possibility of extension.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

For questions concerning the position, please contact Dr. Sven Menke ( Interested scientists should send their application until February 23, 2024, exclusively via our online application portal. Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae with university certificates, statement of research interests and a list of publications. Please provide three names and contact details of persons who will be providing reference letters. We are looking forward to your online application.

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