Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Positron experiments

Gamma Driven Experiments Department

    Scope of work:
    In the implementation phase of ELI-NP, the post-doctoral assistant will participate in the implementation of the Variable Energy Gamma-ray System (VEGA) Technical Design Report (TDR) 5.1: "Positron production by gamma beam at ELI-NP", Rom. Rep. Phys. 68 (2016) S735, and in the preparation of the positron production system and the experimental program with positron beams at ELI-NP.
    Main Responsabilities:
    • Participating to the equipment tests and the implementation of the positron production setup and the designing and setting-up of the positron beam line at ELI-NP
    • Preparing and participating in preparatory experiments for the ELI-NP research program.
    • Main Tasks:
      • Building and commissioning the equipment for the implementation of the Variable Energy Gamma-ray System (VEGA) TDR5.1 within ELI-NP Gamma Driven Experiments Department (GDED)
      • Testing, tuning and debugging electronics for radiation detectors, participating in the implementation and testing of the data acquisition system and the data-filtering algorithms needed for the positron experiments at ELI-NP
      • Providing support in the installation and commissioning of various systems and equipment for the positron-production set-up, the positron beamline and the detector setups for positron experiments and their further use
      • Participating in the maintenance the performances of the equipment and the systems for positron research at ELI-NP at the desired level
      • Actively participating in the different activities performed at ELI-NP
      • Proposing, preparing and performing experiments related to the Variable Energy Gamma-ray System (VEGA) TDR1 research program
      • Participating in the analysis, presentation and publication of the results of the experiments
      Professional background:
      • PhD degree in Physics
      • Publication record in nuclear physics, positron research or material science
      • Experience in experiments in nuclear physics or material science
      • Expertise in analogue and digital electronics, analogue and digital signal processing
      • Excellent programming skills in C/C++
      • Windows and Linux proficiency
      • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
      • Goal-oriented attitude
      • Willingness to continuously improve and develop new skills
      • Proven teamwork experience, communication and efficient collaboration skills
      • Availability to travel and perform work stages abroad
      • Would be a plus, but at least one required:
      • Programming: GEANT4, LabVIEW
      • Data analysis: ROOT
      Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
      • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania, for a period 1 (one) year with the possibility of extension. .
      • 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.
      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