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Open Position Technical Position for the Atlas Pixel group

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About IFAE

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) is a public consortium of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, a public university) whose main objective 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 the UAB and its premises are within the campus of the University.

About Atlas Pixel group

IFAE participates in the upgrades of the ATLAS experiment at CERN for the High Luminosity phase of the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). The IFAE Pixel group is actively involved in the construction of the High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) and the Pixel Detector for the Inner Tracker (ITk).

We work in close collaboration with the near-by National Centre of Micro-electronics (IMB-CNM) to develop state-of-the-art silicon pixel detectors for tracking and precise timing in collider experiments: radiation-hard 3D pixel devices and ultra-fast sensors with charge multiplication. We also perform R&D on Depleted Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (DMAPS) which are partially designed at IFAE. These semiconductor devices also have applications besides particle physics experiments, for example in synchrotron radiation research and in the medical field.

Required skills and evaluation criteria

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A Master of Science (MSc) or equivalent degree in physics, (electronic) engineering or a related discipline is required to be considered for this position.
  • Knowledge of Linux and strong programming skills (C/C++ or Python) are desirable.
  • Experience in detector R&D or electronics is an advantage.
  • The candidate needs to possess excellent English communication skills.

The evaluation criteria and their weighting for the submitted applications will be the following:

  • Previous experience: 60 points.
  • Scientific excellence based on the CV: 40 points.

What will be your role?

The successful candidate will contribute to device testing with lasers (TCT) and Sr-90 of the LGAD sensor prototypes for the ATLAS experiment.

Offered contract:

A full-time (40 h/week), temporary contract. The contract will have a duration approximately of six months. The position will correspond to “Tècnic (a)” within the IFAE professional categories. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications within the corresponding category range. The starting date will be as soon as possible.

Application and Selection process:

Applications should be submitted to stating the job reference (IFAE2024/05_ATLAS_PIXELS) as the subject of the message. The mail should include their updated CV and arrange to have two letters of reference. Sending CVs to the above addresses implies consent to the IFAE’s legal warning on data privacy.

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.

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.

In compliance with article 121 of the Spanish Public Sector Legal Regime Act, staff with a pre-existing relationship with the Consortium administration (Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) will have priority in the awarding of the position.

You may contact Prof. Sebastian Grinstein ( ) for any questions related to this job opening.