The group in experimental particle physics, whose research is based at the ATLAS-experiment at CERN, consists of two faculty members, a researcher and two graduate students. We are involved in measurements of the Higgs boson and in searches for physics beyond the standard model and dark matter, for example in searches for supersymmetric particles and new long-lived particles. We have made significant contributions to the design, construction and commissioning of the Liquid Argon calorimeter. For the upgrade of the ATLAS detector, we are involved in the new High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD), in particular in its capacity for measuring the luminosity.
The postdoc will primarily work with the KTH upgrade responsibilities. This involves establishing a test setup for the luminosity backend electronics boards that will be used for the HGTD, and to participate in the development of the firmware for these boards.
Furthermore, the postdoc will contribute to the work needed to operate the ATLAS experiment. The KTH group has an institutional commitment to the measurement of the luminosity using reconstructed tracks, and some time is expected be devoted to this effort.
The postdoc is expected to contribute to physics analysis, where there are several possibilities to do so in one of the efforts already being pursued in the group.
Only applicants with a doctoral degree in experimental particle physics from 2016-2019, or equivalent, will be considered. Membership of the ATLAS collaboration is highly valuable. If not already a qualified member of the ATLAS collaboration, the candidate must have experience of detector work in another high-energy physics experiment, which is relevant to the KTH group upgrade responsibilities.
The candidates must have extensive experience with programming. Prior experience of firmware programming is considered particularly valuable. Experience with an ATLAS upgrade project or of working within one of the ATLAS detector communities is an advantage. The candidate must be able to demonstrate prior physics analysis experience.
We seek candidates who are dedicated, motivated and have documented experience of independent work. Good communication skills and experience of working in a team are meriting.