Assistant Professor of Experimental Particle Physics (Tenure Track) Radboud University Department of High-Energy Physics Austria

At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes covering the full width of the academic spectrum. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more. Thus, Radboud University contributes to the development of new perspectives. Within science and within society. This makes Radboud University successful and of international importance.

 

Assistant Professor of Experimental Particle Physics (Tenure Track) (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)
Faculty of Science
Maximum salary: € 4,978 gross/month
Vacancy number: 62.63.19
Application deadline: 29 September 2019


Responsibilities
We seek a tenure-track assistant professor with experience and an interest in detector hardware and instrumentation. In first instance you will be expected to contribute to the upgrade of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in the area of the data acquisition and trigger systems. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your own research line in the context of the group's future activities. You will be expected to supervise a number of PhD students and to teach courses at all levels of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Physics. You will also actively contribute to the supervision of Bachelor's and Master's projects and will be involved in organisational tasks within the institute.

We value an open and outgoing attitude in relation to the interaction between the departments within the Faculty of Science, the recruitment of new students, and other outreach activities.

 

Work environment
Radboud University is strategically located in Europe and is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. It was established in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, in 1923. It has nine faculties and enrols about 20 000 students in more than 100 study programmes.

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) is responsible for research and teaching in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and computer science. FNWI encompasses six research institutes, one of them being the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). IMAPP's main research areas are mathematics, astrophysics and high-energy physics, focusing on disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary approaches, and having close links to other research areas and institutes at the faculty and university.

The high-energy physics group is participating in experimental programmes in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and the Auger experiment in Argentina. We also offer theory programmes in phenomenology and quantum gravity. The high-energy physics group is one of the founding partners of Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics, which coordinates the particle physics activities in the Netherlands.

What we expect from you
a PhD in particle physics and a number of years of postdoctoral experience;
an active interest in particle physics instrumentation as demonstrated by publications in scientific journals and presentations at conferences;
excellent knowledge of particle physics and a broad overview of the field;
ability to set up your own research programme and attract external project funding;
good teaching skills, preferably experience with teaching or student supervision and a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels;
ability to work effectively in a team of researchers.

Candidates who are not fluent in Dutch will be allowed to teach in English, but should be willing and able to acquire the skills necessary to lecture in Dutch within two years.

 

What we have to offer
employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;
a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,978 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11);
annual salary € 69,743;
in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
duration of the contract: 6 years ;
at the start of the tenure track you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor, Level 2 (salary scale 11). If your performance is evaluated positively at the end of your tenure track, you will be permanently appointed as an Assistant Professor, Level 1 (salary scale 12). For are a more senior candidate, an Associate Professor (salary scale 13-14) profile may be applicable;
the intended start date is 1 April 2020;
you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information
The Faculty of science is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?
Further information on: High Energy Physics

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. dr. N. de Groot, secretary of the search committee
E-mail: n.degroot@science.ru.nl

Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. N. de Groot) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

Motivation letter
CV including the e-mail addresses of three referees
Statement on teaching and research
The interviews will be held on the first half of November 2019.


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