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Tenure Track position in Detector development for particle tracking

Research / Academic
Amsterdam

The UvA’s Faculty of Science is launching a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Our ambition is to attract top talent from all over the world to a large number of newly created faculty positions in a wide range of exciting scientific directions. We offer a stimulating environment and excellent conditions for research, tightly connected to challenging educational programmes.

We are looking for ambitious and motivated scientists to connect different scientific disciplines. Our goal is to have a maximal impact on science and society.

What are you going to do?

We are looking for a strongly hardware-oriented candidate who has demonstrable expertise in semiconductor detectors. You are expected to take a leading role within the R&D group at Nikhef to work on the advancement of knowledge and innovation of instrumentation in (astro)particle physics. Specifically, the development of fast detectors with pixelised hybrid or monolithic sensors will bring strong connections between the R&D group and our Physics research groups such as ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE, or those preparing for experiments at future colliders.

Nikhef is currently involved in the Timepix/Medipix collaborations to develop readout ASICs for pixel detectors. You will play a leading role within the R&D group on technology development in collaboration with technical universities, research institutes, and industry. You will participate in education for PhD’s and in education for bachelor and master students within the joint UvA/VU physics programmes.

Requirements:

What do we require?

  • A PhD degree in experimental high-energy physics;
  • excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international conferences and journals, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences/workshops;
  • teaching experience at university level and demonstrable didactic abilities;
  • preferably experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students;
  • (the ability to develop) the management skills required for general academic administration, organisational and coordination tasks;
  • the ability to attract external funding;
  • excellent communication and social skills;
  • good command of English and willingness to learn the Dutch language. 

International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.

Salary Benefits:

We offer you a tenure-track agreement for five years (which is part of a six-year temporary appointment). At the start, we will draw up an agreement with you, specifying the tenure-track requirements for research, teaching and management tasks that need to be fulfilled in order to assess progress after three years and after five years. The requirements in this agreement are negotiable and depend on your experience and scientific profile. Following a positive assessment after five years  the appointment will become permanent.

Start dates are negotiable. The positions will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate professor, depending on qualifications. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,637 up to a maximum of €6,738 gross per month (salary scale 11-14) based on full-time employment. This is exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week

Address:

Science Park 904