The Chair of Experimental Physics I - FFN at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a 

PhD Researcher (m/f/d) in Innovative Straw Detector Technologies in Hadron Physics Experiments for 3 years, 26,2878 hours per week, TVL E13

The FFN group pursues basic research in the field of hadron and particle physics and is involved with major contributions in the development and construction of gaseous tracking detectors based on straw drift tubes for the HADES and PANDA experiments at the new FAIR facility (Darmstadt, Germany). After completion and installation of the Straw Tracker System (STS1) in the upgraded HADES spectrometer, an experiment beam time to study Hyperon production and decay was carried out in 2022 and the analysis of this data is ongoing. Currently, the group is building the central Straw Tube Tracker (STT) for the planned PANDA experiment. The innovative concept of the low-weight STT detector with a 4D-measurement (space and time) of the particle trajectory and particle identification (PID) capability makes this development very interesting for further applications. We will further explore this technology within the new international collaboration (DRD1) at CERN which is devoted to strategic research and developments in gaseous detector technologies for future particle experiments and other applications.

The candidate (m,f,x) will be involved in the research and development of new innovative straw detector systems and their applications in particle physics experiments. tis includes the operation of the STS1 system and the construction of the PANDA-STT detector system. You will planned perform appropriate test measurements including the analysis of the test data. The willingness to travel and work in radiation-controlled areas I required.

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.09.2023
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  •  plan and perform appropriate test measurements
  • including the analysis of the test data

Your profile:

  • an excellent university degree (master or diploma) in experimental physics in the field of particle or hadron physics
  • experience with of interests in particle detectors, in particular gaseous detector technologies for track reconstruction of charged particles
  • good programming skills for software development in C/C++ (Linux environment)
  • you enjoy to work with other students and the scientific and technical staff of the institute and of the various workshops
  • interest to present and publish your work
  • enjoy working in an international team and within big experiment collaborations
  • a high level of spoken and written German and English

Our offerings:

  • demanding and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • qualified training
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • a friendly and collegial environment
  • a modern workplace

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Ritman, James, Phone: +49234 32 23532

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

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We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR:1961 until 30.06.2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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