Technical Research Fellow iThemba LABS South Africa

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iThemba LABS is seeking to strengthen their team with a motivated research fellow fitting key requirements, who can drive the technical projects  arising in the ALICE Experiment and work together with the physicists on the ALICE detector upgrades.

The successful candidate is envisaged to be based at iThemba LABS ( within the Technology and Innovation Platform (TIP) in Cape Town and will work with researchers at iThemba LABS SSCLAb and the universities that are within the SA-CERN consortium. The activities at CERN include technical projects whereby South African based researchers, engineers and technicians are involved in the instrumentation projects, and activities on the upgrade of detectors and research facilities at CERN.

Key Responsibilities:

Participate in efforts towards the next ALICE upgrade in the areas of readout electronics, data acquisition, and online data processing. Develop the necessary local infrastructure to carry out these tasks and coordinate and oversee the South African contributions. It is expected that this work will evolve into further technical contributions, and the successful application is expected to explore, in cooperation with the current South African researchers in ALICE, future upgrade projects. The appointed candidate will contribute to capacity building and skills development by training South African students.

More information on Key Requirements can be found in the attached document.

Closing date: 13 June 2023.

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging to and apply online. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position. The names and contact details of at least three referees should be provided.