Research associate for the project “Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe” Higgs Physics in the ATLAS Experiment University of Hamburg, Department of Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics Germany

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics,
Institute of Experimental Physics invites applications for a

Research associate for the project
“Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe”
Higgs Physics in the ATLAS Experiment

- Salary Level 13 TV-L -

The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act
(Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1 June 2019 or later.
This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3 years.
The position calls for 26 hours per week.

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific duties:
The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universität
Hamburg and DESY.

Candidates are expected to contribute to the measurement of Higgs simplified template cross
sections (STXS) using ATLAS data, and to the combination of ATLAS and CMS STXS measurements
using the full Run2 dataset. He/she will also work closely with theorists within the Cluster of
Excellence to further develop the STXS framework.

Doctoral research associates will become members of the Quantum Universe research school
(QURS) and through this receive offers for academic training, soft skills, and career planning. In
addition, they will receive individual budgets, meant to enable them to attend summer schools,
conferences or other educational and supporting measures. Additional travel money for projectspecific duties will be made available via the hosting research groups. Doctoral research associates may actively participate in the organization of the Cluster via an early career council.

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A university degree in a relevant field. Experience in LHC data analysis is advantegeous.
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly
encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Kerstin Tackmann (
or consult our website at

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate(s), and two letters of recommendation. Please send applications by 1 April 2019 to: and Later applications are considered
until the position is filled.

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