Two Postdoc positions are opening at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHEP, CAS), with the JUNO program. JUNO features a 20k-ton liquid scintillator detector in a laboratory at 700 m underground. It offers exciting opportunities for addressing many important topics in neutrino and astroparticle physics. The JUNO detector is under construction and the data-taking is expected to start in 2024.
Taishan Antineutrino Observatory (TAO) is a satellite experiment of JUNO, aimed at precisely measuring the reactor antineutrino energy spectrum with an unprecedented energy resolution of 1.7% at 1 MeV. The TAO detector uses the cutting-edge technologies of 10 m2 silicon photomultipliers and tone-level low-temperature liquid scintillator to achieve the desired energy resolution. The detector will be assembled at a distance of ~40 m to one of the reactor cores at the Taishan nuclear power plant. TAO will also start the data-taking in 2024.
The first job position is primarily on realizing a precise JUNO detector simulation by using the first JUNO data. The second one is primarily working on data analysis in the TAO experiment. For both opportunities, the term is expected to be started by the summer of 2024 with an earlier start favorable.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree (or expected soon) in experimental nuclear or particle physics when the term starts. Experiences with offline software or data analysis are preferred. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required.
The position is based in Beijing and comes with an internationally competitive annual salary of 400,000 Chinese Yuan before tax. The initial appointment will be made for two years, with a possible renewal of 1-2 years. The outstanding candidates are also encouraged to apply for research grants hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, or the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Interested candidates should submit applications including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest and plan, and a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Guofu Cao (firstname.lastname@example.org). The selection of candidates for interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.