PhD position in Cosmic Ray Physics and Space Instrumentation

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PhD position in Cosmic Ray Physics and Space Instrumentation 

 

The Cosmic Ray Physics research group of the CIEMAT-FP Unit (Centre for Research in Energy, Environment and Technology in Madrid, Spain) announces the opening of a predoctoral position for outstanding young M.Sc. graduates interested in working in Cosmic Ray Physics and Space Instrumentation research activities towards a PhD Thesis.

 

The 4-year PhD contract (Personal Investigador Predoctoral en Formación or Formación de Personal Investigador-FPI) is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the “Programa Estatal de Promoción del Talento y su Empleabilidad en I+D+I” (FPI). This position is associated to the research project “CIEMAT participation in the AMS experiment and R&D activities for Cosmic Ray detectors in space”, reference number PID2019-107988GB-C21. The official call is available at http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN_predoc2020. The deadline for applications is October 27th. It is also announced at http://cfp.ciemat.es/predoc.

 

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a high-energy particle physics detector operating on the International Space Station (ISS) since 19 May 2011. AMS-02 has operated continuously for more than 9 years on the ISS and has collected more than 1011 events. The experiment is planned to continue collecting science data until 2028. The goal of the experiment is to carry out precise measurements of cosmic rays in the energy range from 1 GeV/n to 1 TeV/n.

 

The precise data obtained with AMS-02 address fundamental physics questions such as the nature of dark matter or the presence of primordial antimatter in the Universe. The fundamental issues addressed by the AMS-02 experiment will be further investigated with future space based cosmic ray detectors. CIEMAT Basic Research and Technology Departments are developing an intense R&D program for space instrumentation.

 

The candidate is expected to participate in the AMS-02 operations in space, the detector offline calibration, data analysis and modelling, and in the ongoing R&D activities for future space-borne cosmic ray detectors, which include space electronics and mechanical engineering design, test and qualification. The results of this research should be communicated in international conferences and published in reference journals.

 

This research will be carried out under the supervision of members of the CIEMAT Basic Research and Technology Departments.

 

For more information on the research project or any question regarding the application, please contact:

 

Jorge Casaus (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.)  

Gustavo Martínez (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.)

 

 

 

 

 

The CIEMAT Particle Physics Unit is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Eliminating gender inequalities by promoting equal opportunities for men and women is a core mission of our group and it is our commitment to establish the necessary actions to close the gender gap.

 

 

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