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Postdoctoral research position on the LHCb Experiment

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Postdoctoral research position on the LHCb Experiment

The Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille (France) is seeking a postdoctoral research

assistant, having an experience between 3 and 5 years (including PhD), to work on the LHCb

experiment.

The postdoctoral research project consists in the study of rare decays of B mesons into tau leptons

with the LHCb detector. Contrary to the rare decays with muons in the final state, they are still

largely unexplored experimentally, mainly because of the challenging reconstruction of taus. They

are however of prime interest to test lepton universality, a signature of the standard model.

The first goal of the present project is the search for the Bs mesons decaying into two tau leptons.

The selected candidate will benefit from the expertise of the CPPM team on rare decays, and develop

the tools already used for Bs→μμ. In a second time, the tools and expertise developed for this

analysis will be adapted to study other decay channels including τ in the fin

al state, as B → K* τ τ or the lepton flavor violating mode B →τ μ.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in physics and a compelling research record. Good

computational skills are needed, for both analytical and numerical approaches. Applicants are

expected to contribute as well to the LHCb detector operation, taking an active part in the major

experimental and data taking activities.

This post is full-time, fixed term for 2 years and will be based in Marseille.

Application should include a Curriculum Vitae, a description of research experience an

d interests, and three letters of reference. They must be sent to Dr Justine Serrano :

serrano@cppm.in2p3.fr by the closing date.

The DEADLINE for applications is November 2nd, 2014.

More information can be obtained from Justine Serrano

serrano@cppm.in2p3.fr , and Giampiero Mancinelli giampi@cppm.in2p3.fr

 

CPPM Web site: http://marwww.in2p3.fr/sommaire.php3?lang=fr&lang=en