PhD position (m/f/d) | Heavy-ion cooler-storage ring ESR

Young Researchers Heidelberg
Astronomy & Astrophysics Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 17-2020

Job Offer from December 04, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics is one of 86 research institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V. (MPG). The MPG is an independent, non-profit research organization, which seeks to promote basic research in the service of the general public. 

The Division of Stored and Cooled Ions (Director: Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum) at the Max- Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg (Germany) offers a PhD position (m/f/d) with the aim to develop a PhD project within the approved experiment at the heavy-ion cooler-storage ring ESR of the GSI Helmholz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany. 

The Experiment E143 “Search for the nuclear two-photon decay in swift fully-stripped heavy ions” is jointly supervised by PD Dr. Wolfram Korten (CEA Saclay, France), Prof. Dr. Yuri A. Litvinov (GSI, Darmstadt,
Germany) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum (MPIK Heidelberg, Germany).

Working field / your tasks

  • Preparation and conduction of the approved experiment at the heavy-ion cooler-storage ring ESR of the GSI Helmholz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany (Experiment E143 “Search for the nuclear two-photon decay in swift fully-stripped heavy ions” which is carried out in collaboration with research groups from MPIK, GSI and CEA Saclay);
  • Data analysis and interpretation of obtained results;
  • Preparation, defence and lead in the conduction of forthcoming experiments.

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed study of physics (diploma, Master of Science or equivalent degree)
  • Experience in experimental nuclear physics
  • Familiarity with measurement electronics
  • Computational skills
  • Availability for long stays abroad, mainly at CEA Saclay in France.

The research groups in Darmstadt and Heidelberg are closely connected to the Heidelberg University (https://www.uni-heidelberg.de), where the candidate will be offered to defend his/her doctoral work.

The contract period is initially limited for 3 years. The position will be filled at the earliest convenience.The salary will be paid according to the collective agreement for civil service employees in Germany (TVöD).

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to increase diversity and to create an inclusive environment within its research activities. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. The Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics is a family-friendly employer.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum:

Applicants are encouraged to send a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, list of grades (Bachelor and
Master), list of publications and provide names and contact information for reference persons.

Applications should be uploaded online with reference #17-2020.

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

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