Postdoc position in Bari

Submitted by jcachet on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 16:45
The Bari University has a new postdoctoral position in particle detector physics. The selected candidate will work in the ALICE group of the Bari physics department and INFN Bari unit.

Development of large size and ultra-thin silicon pixel sensors 

In recent years, a significant advance in silicon detectors has been achieved with the development of Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS) based on CMOS technology, where the sensor and the Front-End and Read-Out electronics are implemented on a single silicon substrate. In this research project, new large size and ultra-thin detectors, produced with the stitching technique, will be developed and the possibility of bending the sensors to obtain detectors in curved geometry instead of planar will be studied. The possible applications of such a detector are manifold: micro-vertex detectors in truly cylindrical geometry and without support structures or other services for particle physics at colliders, for detectors with cylindrical or spherical geometry for medical physics or for astrophysics measurements. The research activity of the research fellow will focus on the conception and implementation of the software necessary for the study of MAPS and their optimization for detectors devoted to the study of hadronic interactions with particle accelerators. Specific tasks will be the implementation of the interface with Monte Carlo generators, the implementation of geometry based on the GEANT4 software, the development of collision vertex and tracking algorithms using MAPS and the study and description of the sensor response by means of Monte Carlo simulations. 

DURATION: 1 year with a possible extension of an other year.

The detailed information on this position can be seen at the following link:

For further information please contact dott. Giacomo Volpe (