PhD position in Experimental Neutrino Physics at IFIC
The Experimental Neutrino Physics Group at the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) invites applications for a PhD student position. The successful candidate will join the NEXT collaboration, in which our group is strongly involved.
The NEXT program is focused on the development of high-pressure xenon gas time projection chambers (HPXe TPC) with electroluminescent amplification for neutrinoless double beta decay searches. Our group participates in the construction and commissioning of a 100 kg detector (NEXT-100) at the Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc, in northern Spain, as well as in the research and development of novel photon collectors for a future tonne-scale phase of the experiment.
The PhD thesis project will include detector-related tasks and physics analysis of the NEXT-100 data. In addition, the selected PhD student will be involved in the on-going R&D effort NEXT-BOLD, a proposal to instrument a barium-tagging detector in a HPXe TPC, recently funded with a Synergy-Grant/ERC.
Applicants are requested to send their application, including a motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts and the contact information of at least two referees willing to write a reference letter, to Dr Justo Martín-Albo (email@example.com) and to Dr Neus López March (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 Nov 2021.