Postdoctoral Position at TU Darmstadt
PUMA: probing the density tail of radioactive isotopes with an-protons
Development of a ion and antiproton trap
A two year appointment is open for a postdoctoral candidate in the group of Dr. Alexandre
Obertelli at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (IKP) of TU Darmstadt, Germany. The position can be
filled as soon as possible.
PUMA is a starting project (01/2018) funded by the European Research Council with the objective
of probing the nuclear density tail of short-lived nuclei by use of trapped antiprotons. The project
will be held at CERN eventually. The first part of PUMA consists of designing a penning trap, its
cryostat, a solenoid and the corresponding detection system.
The opened position focuses on the trap development: design, electrostatic simulations, thermal
and mechanical studies. The work will be performed in close collaboration with European and
Only candidates holding a Ph.D. degree in physics or those very close to completion of their thesis
may apply. The ideal candidate has an excellent academic track record, expertise in hardware
development, knowledge of C++ and speaks English fluently. Experience with traps, electrostatic
simulations would be an important asset.
The salary will be according to the tariff contract of the TU Darmstadt (TV-TUD). TU Darmstadt is
an equal opportunity employer and we especially encourage applications from outstanding
women. Disabled people with a degree of disability of at least 50% will be preferred if equally
Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation, cv and two contacts for reference to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by February 1st, 2018 will receive full
consideration. Later applications will be considered if the position is not filled. The call will remain open until the position is filled.
Dr. Alexandre Obertelli
Institut für Kernphysik, Fachbereich 05 Physik
Schlossgartenstr. 9, 64289 Darmstadt