Senior Researcher

Gama Driven Experiments Department


    Scope of work:
    The Senior Researcher will develop and perform scientific experiments with gamma beams, will lead instrumental and technological developments in the field of neutron and gamma ray spectroscopy at ELI-NP, with special focus on brilliant LCS gamma beams, will create and lead scientific working groups, and will guide and coordinate the activity of junior researchers, Post-docs and PhD students. The Senior Researcher will advise the Head of Department in his/her area of expertise and will participate in the definition and implementation of the scientific aims of Gamma Driven Experiments Department
    Main Responsabilities:
  • Collaborating with the Heads of Departments towards building the research teams at ELI-NP and defining the scientific topics
  • Participating in the decision-making process regarding the scientific strategy of ELI-NP
  • Leading the research teams in the development of the experimental setups and in performing the research experiments in the field of neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy
  • Fostering collaborations with external research teams
  • Identifying topics of scientific interest, correlating the knowledge and experience in the fields of ELI-NP and shaping the main directions of research
  • Training a new generation of specialists in a unique field of research, which is at the frontier of scientific knowledge today
  • Main Tasks:
    • Leading a research team on neutron- and gamma-ray spectroscopy
    • Proposing topics of research relevant for ELI-NP and solutions for the implementation and optimization of the neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopic solutions at ELI-NP
    • Advising the Head of department on topics related to: basic and applied scientific topics related to above-neutron-threshold nuclear physics
    • Coordinating the activity of PhD students, Post-docs, and Junior Scientists
    • Participating in the scientific strategy meetings of ELI-NP, and in scientific events
    • Maintaining and enhancing the existing scientific collaborations and establishing new ones
    • Actively and efficiently involving in the dialog and communication within the ELI- NP team and promoting a harmonious collaboration framework
    • Improving scientific knowledge and competencies in ELI-NP research topics
    Professional background:
    • PhD degree in physics
    • At least 10 years of experience in research and development or higher education, out of which at least 4 years experience in research relevant to the ELI-NP gamma above neutron threshold program
    • Proven experience in organizing and coordinating the activity of scientific research teams
    • Strong background in experimental nuclear physics
    • Strong background in instrumentation development for physics experiments
    • Excellent references in research
    • Goal-oriented attitude
    • Willingness to continuously improve and develop new skills
    • Proven teamwork experience, communication and efficient collaboration skills
    • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
    Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
    • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania .
    • Included: private medical coverage, paid annual leave.
    • Motivating salary, at European level, based on qualifications and experience.
    • The candidate should be available to travel abroad for scientific collaboration at various research infrastructures, for part of their time.
    Applications:
    The applications shall be accompanied by the documents requested in the Rules of Selection for this position.
    The applications shall be sent to the Human Resources Department at human.resources@eli-np.ro

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