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Applied Physicist for Pixel-Detector Hybridisation and Testing (EP-DT-TP-2024-46-GRAP)

Employer
CERN
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Salary
competitive
Posting live until
12 Apr 2024

Job Details

Your responsibilities

The CERN EP strategic R&D program on technologies for future experiments pursues an extensive development program for advanced silicon detectors. The hybridisation of sensors and readout ASICs and the integration of detectors into functional modules, addressed in Work Package 1.3 (Modules), are among the major challenges for achieving reliable high-performance large-area tracking and timing detector systems with minimal material content at an affordable cost.

The selected Quest candidate will contribute to the R&D in this domain by developing and testing scalable hybridisation and module-building concepts based on newly developed in-house plating and interconnect processes. The candidate will work in close collaboration with the EP R&D WP 1.3 team and its external collaborators.

The foreseen activities include:

  • Contribution to the development and validation of in-house hybridisation processes based on advanced interconnect technologies such as conductive adhesives.
  • Production of functional hybrid assemblies of ASICs and sensors in collaboration with the participating projects.
  • Contribution to the preparation and maintenance of testing infrastructure for laboratory and test-beam measurements.
  • Performance testing of prototypes in laboratory measurements and with particle beams.
  • Reliability tests (thermal cycling, irradiations) on mechanical and functional samples, development of suitable QA and QC procedures for yield measurement and failure classification, performance measurements before and after thermal cycling and irradiations.
  • Contribution to the development and operation of a multi-chip module demonstrator system.
  • Analysis of test data, documentation and publication of results.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • The foreseen activities require previous experience with silicon-detector technology.
  • Fluent in English.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Physics (or a related field) and have either:
    • Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: April 3 at 23:59 PM CET.

Job reference: EP-DT-TP-2024-46-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-June-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

Begin your CERN Quest. Take Part!

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

Company

CERN profileAt CERN, physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles – to probe the underlying structure of the universe.

Working at CERN
CERN is a truly unique organization. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge. At CERN, students, recent graduates and experienced professionals work together to push for immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and advancing the boundaries of human knowledge.

People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organization. History is being made at CERN – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.

Why work for us
Today, CERN employs more than 2500 people, and if you visit us you will find more than 2500 different reasons why CERN is such a great place to work. Six key reasons that we believe will make you love working here are: challenge; purpose; imagination; integrity; collaboration; and quality of life.

Student and graduate schemes
CERN technical and administrative internships and graduate schemes offer international students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research in particle physics, computational science, life sciences, engineering, international relations, and more. Whichever route you take, it will be an extraordinary experience.

What we are looking for
To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, CERN needs people from various career levels and with a wide range of abilities, skills and competencies. We have job opportunities for students, graduates and experienced professionals, from apprenticeships to PhDs (and beyond). Whatever your background, field of interest or diploma level, CERN could be the place for you.


Location
Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees
2500+ staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

Positions recently recruited for
Computing engineer, radiofrequency engineer, process operator in cryogenics, web developer, mechanical engineer, administrative assistant, system administrator, power electronics engineer, scientific writer, applied physicist and many more

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

How to apply
Apply online at careers.cern

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +41 22 76 63 786
E-mail recruitment.service@cern.ch
careers.cern

Company info
Website
Telephone
+41 22 76 63 786
Location
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23
Switzerland

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