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PhD project: Analysis of the data from the strangeness production experiment with polarized beam and target

Advertising institute: IKP - Nuclear Physics Institute
Reference number: D059/2014, Physics

The main facility at the Institut für Kernphysik of the Forschungszentrum Jülich is the Cooler-Synchrotron COSY-Jülich, which is used by several international collaborations for medium energy particle physics experiments with polarized and unpolarized proton and deuteron beams. The ANKE facility is a zero degree magnetic spectrometer situated at an internal target position of COSY. It is equipped with solid, unpolarized cluster, and polarized gas targets, and these allow one to perform experiments with many different combinations of beam and target. In addition to the unique strangeness detection capabilities ANKE is also equipped with Silicon Tracking Telescopes and storage cell system for the polarized gas target. Consequently, many different kinds of experiment in proton-proton and proton-neutron-induced interactions, including those with polarization degrees of freedom, can be undertaken at the ANKE spectrometer.

Job description
The PhD-project will be devoted to the analysis of the data from the strangeness production experiment with polarized beam and target, which is preliminarily scheduled for the first half of the 2015. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization of the experiment using the ANKE magnetic spectrometer, will take part in a development of online and offline analysis software for the experiment and perform final analysis.

Your profile

  • Master or Diploma degree in physics
  • Strong interest in particle physics and data analysis
  • Some experience in C++ programing
  • Ability to work independently

What we offer

  • Become part of an international collaboration
  • Perform a world class experiment using a unique experimental facility
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

The Forschungszentrum Jülich is an equal-opportunity employer and therefore welcomes applications from women and disabled persons.

Please send your application (including CV, letter of motivation, and exam results) by email by 1st August 2014:

Dr. Yury Valdau
Tel.: +49 2461-61-5675


Dr. Andro Kacharava
Tel: +49 2461-61-6982