Theoretical Physicist

Країна: Швейцарія;

Місто: Geneva

Додана: 30.09.2015

Роботодавець: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research

Тип: PhD position; PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For researchers;

Дедлайн подачі: 07.01.2016


We are looking for a theoretical physicist in the areas of astroparticle physics/cosmology.

The objective of the Theoretical Physics Unit are: 

  • To develop new theoretical ideas aimed at understanding the fundamental constituents and forces of nature.
  • To develop their relevance for the experimental programme of CERN and to take full advantage of the stimulating environment of a large laboratory.
  • To contribute to the general scientific culture at CERN through active participation in the various training programmes and promotion of scientific events on site.    

Your main functions will include: 

  • Making significant contributions to theoretical research related to elementary particle physics and more specifically to astroparticle physics/cosmology.
  • Participating in and initiating a large variety of activities within the Theoretical Physics Unit and possibly in collaboration with the experimental physicists working at CERN.
  • Taking part in CERN committees and study groups.
  • Helping maintain continued contacts with the outside scientific community.
Qualification required
  • PHD/doctorate in the field of physics, or equivalent.      
Experience and competencies The experience required for this post is: 
  • Thorough knowledge of theoretical physics.
  • Approximately 5 to 10 years' post-doctoral research activities which have led to the publication of high quality scientific papers on subjects linked to the research carried out at CERN.
  • Evidence of ability to make significant contributions to the work of the Organization. 
The technical competencies required for this post are: 
  • Computational and mathematical physics.
  • Particle physics, phenomenology. 
The behavioural competencies required for this post are: 
  • Achieving results.
  • Solving problems.
  • Building relationships.
  • Creating vision and strategic partnerships.
The language competencies required are: 
  • Good knowledge of English: ability to understand and speak English in professional contexts as well as ability to write publications and official communications and to make oral presentations.
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