Early stage researcher position available at the J. Stefan Institute for the development of the particle identification system for the BELLE-II detector.

The detector development lab of the Experimental particle physics department (F9)  at the J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia,  has an early stage researcher position available for research work on the development of the particle identification system for the Belle-II spectrometer.

We are looking for a young experimental physicist, ready to participate in research training as an early-stage researcher (3.5-year position). The research work will lead to the award of a PhD.

The research will be carried out within the upgrade of the Belle spectrometer to Belle-II at KEK, Tsukuba, Japan. The Belle collaboration is one of the best known research groups in particle physics, and has significantly contributed to the experimental confirmation of the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism of CP violation, for which the Nobel prize was awarded in 2008. The early stage researcher will focus his/her research on the development of a proximity focusing ring imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector. The research will include development of novel position sensitive single photon detectors for operation in high magnetic fields, testing of prototypes with light sources and test beams, optimisation of the detector design by using Monte Carlo simulation, and development of methods for reconstructing recorded data.

The candidates should send a CV, a list of exams and a copy of the diploma or master certificate to peter.krizan @ ijs.si. They should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same email address.

For further details please contact:
Prof. Peter Krizan
J. Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
phone:+386-1-477-3786, fax:+386-1-4773166,
mobile: +386-41-709-338, email: peter.krizan @ ijs.si.