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Development of the background model for the RES-NOVA experiment through Monte Carlo simulations and

Milan Bicocca University
Milan, Italy
Posting live until
13 Apr 2024

ERC-funded project

RES-NOVA: A revolutionary archaeological-Pb observatory for astrophysical neutrino sources

The candidate will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive background model for the RES-NOVA experiment. This project aims to develop a new class of low-background cryogenic detectors capable of detecting neutrinos from Supernovae and studying other astrophysical events. The technology underlying the project relies on cryogenic detectors made using archaeologically sourced Lead (Pb), whose signal is read by superconducting thermal sensors and amplified by superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID). Through the use of Monte Carlo simulations packages (e.g. Geant4) and precise measurements, the candidate will accurately characterize and identify the various sources of background that may limit the reach of the experiment.

Opportunity: The candidate will have the chance to spend extended periods at the Gran Sasso underground Laboratory (L'Aquila - Italy), and at the Triga Mark II nuclear research plant (Pavia - Italy).

Salary: The annual gross salary is €24,000.00 (after tax about €1,900 monthly)

Duration: The appointment is for 24 months.

Funding: Project funds are secured until 2028

All details about the call are available (in English and Italian) at the following link:

The applications must be sent to UNIMIB only by filling out the online application form at:

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