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Research Associate for the Project “Fast Timing with LGADs” (PhD student) § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. They may also pursue doctoral studies outside of working duties.

Our group is deeply involved in detector R&D, fast timing with LGADs, CMS pixel phase II upgrade, and in the investigation of radiation damage on silicon sensors. Candidates are expected to engage in the development and characterization of novel LGADs based on the “Monolithic Array of Reach Through APD” (MARTHA) design. A close collaboration with international partner institutes is expected.

Specific responsibility of the candidate will be:

  • characterization of prototype LGADs with I-V, C-V, Laser- and beta-TCT
  • optimisation of LGADs for fast-timing and radiation hardness using TCAD and MC tools
  • integration of a LGAD fast-timing layer into a test beam setup

Interested candidates will be offered the opportunity for independent research, advanced training, supervision of undergraduate students and development of teaching skills. Additional scientific accomplishments are encouraged. The position is financed through the federal initiative “Verbundprojekt 05H2024 - R&D DETEKTOREN (Siliziumdetektoren)“ by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

A strong competence in laboratory measurements is expected. Candidates preferably have experience with TCAD and MC simulation, read-out electronics, data acquisitions and analysis of detector data.

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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