Doctoral Research Assistant - Detectors, DAQ and Control Systems

Laser Gamma Experiments Department

    Scope of work:
    The Doctoral research assistants (PhD Students) will pursue their activity in the working groups led by Research Scientists, participating to the preparation and performance of the experiments, in order to improve skills and prepare their PhD thesis
    Main Responsabilities:
    • Improving scientific knowledge and competencies in ELI-NP research topics and getting familiar with the project research field
    • Performing all activities preceding the preparation of the PhD thesis and conceiving and preparing the PhD thesis in accordance with the ELI-NP research topics (focusing on one or more of the following subjects: Detectors, Data Acquisition, Control Systems)
    • Main Tasks:
      • Building high level theoretical background in the field of their PhD thesis
      • Completing the PhD thesis in due time
      • Performing tasks within Laser Gamma Experiments Department (LGED) related to one or more of the following subjects: Detectors, Data Acquisition, Control Systemst
      • Participating in scientific events and schools intended for young researchers
      • Acquiring skills for communicating/presenting information regarding to research activity performed and the scientific article writing activity
      • Participating in the implementation of the setups foreseen in the Technical Design Reports (TDRs) for ELI-NP experiments
      • Participating in specific activities during the installation and commissioning phase
      • Actively and efficiently involving in the dialog and communication within the ELINP team and promoting a harmonious collaboration framework
      Professional background:
      • Enrolled as PhD Student in Physics/Engineer in one of the scientific/technological areas of interest for ELI-NP
      • Excellent results obtained during the studies graduated
      • Strongly motivated to develop a scientific research career
      • Good knowledge of the scientific field relevant for ELI-NP
      • Fluent in English
      • Programming: C and/or C++
      • Proven teamwork experience, communication and efficient collaboration skills
      • Availability to travel and perform work stages abroad
      • Would be a plus :
      • -Experience with developing complex detector systems for high energy physics, nuclear physics or laser systems
        - Windows and Linux proficiency
        - Software development practices: Usage of version control systems, thorough documentation
        - Experience with numerical simulations of detector systems (e.g. Geant4)
        - Programming: Python, Bash scripting, Java, ROOT, Assembly (the more architectures the better), Signal processing in DSPs, FPGA code development (VHDL and/or Verilog)
        - Electronics: Front-end analog design (modelling, simulation, measurement techniques), PCB design for high-speed circuits
      Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
      • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania, for a period of 1 (one) year with the possibility of several successive extensions of one year, until completion of the PhD studies. .
      • 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