Post-doctoral Research Scientist position at UCL - 70% of working time on computing
The center for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3, http://cp3.phys.ucl.ac.be/) of the
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) invites applications for one position at
the post-doctoral level to join its team of research scientists. This team is charged on one side (70%) with
developing and maintaining the computing infrastructure of the CP3 research center, which includes a multipurpose
computing cluster, and on the other (30%) with direct participation in any of the CP3 research projects.
The UCL CP3 center hosts research on fundamental interactions and cosmology, equally strongly on the
experimental and theoretical fronts. The aim of the center is to bring together researchers in these scientific fields
and to encourage collaboration. More than 60 scientists from all over the world currently work at CP3.
CP3 runs a computing cluster with resources (2500 cores and 1400 TB) dedicated and shared among the following
research projects: CMS experiment (data analysis, software development, and upgrade of the CMS tracker
detector), NA62 experiment, cosmology, and MadGraph5_aMC@NLO. The CP3 computing resources dedicated
to CMS constitute a functional “Tier-2” component of the World LHC Computing GRID (WLCG), which is the
worldwide network of computing centers dedicated to the data processing of the LHC experiments. The WLCG is
controlled by software that allows distributed storage and computing resources to be shared by the large scientific
community doing LHC research.
Applicants must hold (or expect to receive soon) a Ph.D. and have a strong background in computer science.
Experience in high energy physics, including detector development, electronics or data acquisition systems, would
also be appreciated. The appointment is guaranteed until the end of 2016, but will be renewed subject to mutual
satisfaction and as long as the Belgian CMS Tier-2 project is funded, which is the case since 2006. The position is
open to candidates of any nationality. Although the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found,
interested persons are encouraged to apply before 20 September 2015, when the first application screening will
take place. Applications, including curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and at least two letters of
recommendation should be submitted online at http://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/Jobs/Details/CP3-15-Tier2-postdoc_1 .
For more information, please, contact Giacomo Bruno (Giacomo.Bruno@uclouvain.be ).