University of Zurich, Department of Physics

1761 13251
Position ID:UZH-Department of Physics-PDRA2 [#13251]
Position Title: Postdoctoral research associate - experimental particle physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8057, Switzerland [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Elementary Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/04/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (accepting applications 2019/02/06, finished 2019/10/06, listed until 2019/08/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

We invite applications for postdoc positions at the University of Zurich (UZH) in experimental particle physics research on the CMS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Our CMS groups at UZH are engaged in data analysis, software, and operations of the CMS detector. In particular we are interested in performing in-depth investigations of the Higgs boson and top quark properties and in direct searches for dark matter particles exploiting final states with top quarks and soft leptons. We have been involved in the construction of the original and phase-1 barrel pixel detector, and we have an important role in the pixel detector upgrade for the CMS phase-2. Moreover, we have also recently engaged in the challenging project of the L1 Trigger upgrade for the CMS phase-2. The successful candidates are expected to take a leading role in both fields, data analysis and detector upgrade studies. The positions are initially limited to three years with the possibility of extension.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree obtained within the past 5 years and have a solid experience in experimental particle physics. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, publication list, and arrange at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the reference writers to be uploaded at this site.
Materials should be received by April 1st, 2019. Complete applications will be considered immediately. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.
Enquiries concerning the positions can be made to Dr. Cristina Botta (, Prof. Florencia Canelli ( and Prof. Ben Kilminster (

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Physics
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

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