The Max-Planck-Institut für Physik is a research institute focussing on particle and astroparticle physics from both an experimental and a theoretical perspective. One main research activity in particle physics at accelerators is the participation in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The scientific foci of the ATLAS collaboration are the search for New Physics and precision measurements of Standard Model parameters.
The hardware activities of the ATLAS Inner Detector Group at the institute focusses on the construction of the new ATLAS pixel detector for the high luminosity phase of the LHC. The data analysis program pursued concentrates on precision measurements within the Standard Model in the area of top-quark physics, namely on high-precision measurements of the top-quark mass and their combination.
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in experimental elementary particle physics to strengthen our data analysis program. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in top-quark physics analyses to further improve their precision. In addition, but at a significantly smaller level, we encourage participation in our hardware activities. We are seeking an outstanding candidate holding a PhD in experimental particle physics. We expect experience in data analysis and preferably also in fitting methods, good communication skills, capability to effectively work in a team and willingness for business travel in accordance with the needs of our research.