PhD student in Experimental Neutrino Physics (all genders) - participation at the JUNO project Ref. No.: 23.41-4405

GSI Helmholtzzentrum for Schwerionenforschung
June 19, 2023
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GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.

Neutrino group at the Institute of Nuclear Physics 2 (https:// was established in November 2015. Since then it has grown to a dynamic and international group of about 10 young people. The group is specialized in the neutrino physics with liquid scintillator-based detectors. The group members are involved in the data analysis of the Borexino experiment in Italy and in various activities regarding the Jiangmen Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) in China. JUNO is going to be the first multi-kton liquid scintillator detector ever built. The main physics goal is the determination of neutrino mass ordering, one of the key open questions in the present-day neutrino physics. In addition, thanks to its large target mass of 20 kton and an excellent energy resolution of 3% at 1 MeV, it also has a vast physics potential in the field of astroparticle physics, including solar, geo, atmospheric, and supernovae neutrinos. JUNO is planned to be completed by the end of 2023.

For the department FFN we are looking for an

PhD student in Experimental Neutrino Physics (all genders) - participation at the JUNO project with focus on the first real data analysis and antineutrino measurement

Posting ID: 23.41-4405

Part-time (65 %)

Your tasks:

  • Understanding and development of the software tools for the analysis of the JUNO first data
  • Participation at the detector commissioning and shifts in the underground laboratory in south China
  • Understanding performance of the JUNO detector
  • Background estimation of the JUNO detector
  • Geoneutrino and reactor neutrino measurement with JUNO
  • Oscillation analysis with reactor neutrinos
  • Participation and presentation of the progress reports at JUNO collaboration meetings in China and in several European countries
  • Disseminate world-class research via publications and conference presentations
  • Help with teaching activities.
  • Your profile:

  • Master degree in physics
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • At least basic programming skills in C++, Python, Root
  • Experience in neutrino physics and/or data analysis is welcome
  • Initiative character, creativity, good interpersonal communication
  • Analytical and creative thinking, ability of multi-tasking
  • Availability to travel regularly to China and to work in the Jiangmen underground laboratory.
  • Ou r Offer:

  • International team of about 10 persons in the group
  • Membership in the JUNO collaboration
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Promoting professional development through participation in national and international conferences and through various training programs
  • We offer a diverse and interesting workplace in a dynamic and well- equipped research environment. The position is limited to 3,5 years. The salary is based on the German civil service employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst - TVöD (Bund)).

    For further information, please contact Livia Ludhova (l.ludhova(at)fz-

    For more information about FAIR and GSI, please visit www. and www. fair-

    GSI promotes the professional development of women and welcomes women who feel particularly addressed by this advertisement.

    Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

    If you consider the described field of activity as a personal challenge and are interested in working in an extraordinary international, strongly technical environment, please send your complete application documents including your salary requirements and indicating your earliest possible starting date, quoting the Posting-ID 23. 23.41-4405 , by 30.06.2023 at the latest

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