Open Position Research Position in Theoretical Particle Physics

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Who we are

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) is a public consortium of Generalitat de Catalunya, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, a public university) whose main goal is to carry out research and to contribute to the development of high energy physics from a theoretical, experimental and technological point of view. IFAE has the status of a “University Institute" attached to UAB and its premises are within the campus of the university.

The Theory Group at the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), at the UAB Campus (Barcelona), is a vibrant international group working on Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics and Cosmology. Current members include D. Blas, E. Masso, A. Pomarol, O. Pujolas, M. Quiros and A. Wulzer.

The group has an extended research record on BSM physics, collider physics, early universe cosmology, dark matter, gravitation, topological defects, axion physics, from both the phenomenological and theoretical sides (check for more information about the group). The previous areas are complemented with active collaboration with the experimental colleagues at IFAE working on colliders, cosmology, gravitational waves, astroparticles and quantum technologies (check also for more information about these groups).

What we are looking for

Candidate are expected to have:

  • A master’s degree in physics on the date of the contract start
  • Fluent English skills
  • Experience on the analysis and calculations of the baryon asymmetry
  • Familiarity with the software tools used in the field

What will be your role

The researcher will work on the calculation of the baryon asymmetry generated in the electroweak phase transition due to helicity decay through the chiral anomaly, using the magnetogenesis mechanism.

Offered contract:

A Full-time (40h/week) Research position. The contract will have a duration of two months. Flexible schedule. Work with interesting science experimental projects (scientific instrumentation, detectors, satellite systems, telescope systems, small experiments). Opportunity to gain experience learning first-hand. Personal growth, innovation, and learning every day.

Application and Selection process:

Applications should be submitted to stating the job reference (IFAE2023/05_TPP) as the Subject of the message. The mail should include a cover letter and an updated CV. Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of IFAE’s Home Page.

A Selection Committee will evaluate the received applications. If more than one candidate seems equally suitable for the position, the Selection Committee will arrange an on-line interview with each one of them as part of the Selection process.

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and social integration of people with a disability. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. People from groups that are typically underrepresented in the labour market in general and in Science and Engineering in particular, such as women, minorities, or people with a disability, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: 03/04/2023