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Tenure Track position in Detector development for particle tracking

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Tenure Track position in Detector development for particle tracking
Publication date 21 August 2019
Closing date 15 October 2019
Level of education PhD
Hours 38 hours per week
Salary indication €3,637 to €6,738 gross per month
Vacancy number 19-545

The UvA’s Faculty of Science is launching a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Our ambition is to attract top talent from all over the world to a large number of newly created faculty positions in a wide range of exciting scientific directions. We offer a stimulating environment and excellent conditions for research, tightly connected to challenging educational programmes.

We are looking for ambitious and motivated scientists to connect different scientific disciplines. Our goal is to have a maximal impact on science and society.

What are you going to do?

We are looking for a strongly hardware-oriented candidate who has demonstrable expertise in semiconductor detectors. You are expected to take a leading role within the R&D group at Nikhef to work on the advancement of knowledge and innovation of instrumentation in (astro)particle physics. Specifically, the development of fast detectors with pixelised hybrid or monolithic sensors will bring strong connections between the R&D group and our Physics research groups such as ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE, or those preparing for experiments at future colliders.

Nikhef is currently involved in the Timepix/Medipix collaborations to develop readout ASICs for pixel detectors. You will play a leading role within the R&D group on technology development in collaboration with technical universities, research institutes, and industry. You will participate in education for PhD’s and in education for bachelor and master students within the joint UvA/VU physics programmes.

What do we require?

  • A PhD degree in experimental high-energy physics;
  • excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international conferences and journals, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences/workshops;
  • teaching experience at university level and demonstrable didactic abilities;
  • preferably experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students;
  • (the ability to develop) the management skills required for general academic administration, organisational and coordination tasks;
  • the ability to attract external funding;
  • excellent communication and social skills;
  • good command of English and willingness to learn the Dutch language. 

International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.

Our offer

We offer you a tenure-track agreement for five years (which is part of a six-year temporary appointment). At the start, we will draw up an agreement with you, specifying the tenure-track requirements for research, teaching and management tasks that need to be fulfilled in order to assess progress after three years and after five years. The requirements in this agreement are negotiable and depend on your experience and scientific profile. Following a positive assessment after five years the appointment will become permanent.

Start dates are negotiable. The positions will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate professor, depending on qualifications. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3.637 gross per month up to a maximum of €6.738 gross per month (salary scale 11-14) based on full-time employment.

This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Questions?

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About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

About the Institute of Physics

The mission of the Institute of Physics (IoP) is to carry out excellent research in the field of experimental and theoretical physics, to provide inspiring teaching within the physics and other curricula and to transfer our knowledge of and enthusiasm for physics to society. The IoP has over 50 faculty and 180 researchers in total. The combination with the NWO Institutes at Amsterdam Science Park constitutes the largest physics hub in the Netherlands and is an international centre of excellence.

Research at IoP is organized in three research divisions: the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute for Experimental Physics (WZI), the Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA) and the Institute for High-Energy Physics (IHEF), the latter embedded within Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics. The position will be based within IHEF, which focuses on both theoretical and experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics, with participation in the international collaborations ATLAS (at LHC/CERN), KM3NeT, XENON, and Virgo.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The Institute of Physics strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

You may send in your application no later than 15 October 2019 using the button below. Please upload the following information in a single PDF file:

  • a letter of motivation (1 page maximum);
  • a curriculum vitae, including list of publications and teaching track record;
  • a research statement (2 pages maximum);
  • a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
  • a list of three references from different institutes.

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