Job opportunity at IP2I

Work context

The DUNE experiment, hosted at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) under construction in the USA, is going to address fundamental aspects of neutrino mixing and mass ordering and to search for CP violation in the neutrino sector. The neutrino group at IP2I has a long-standing research record and expertise in neutrino oscillations physics and in detector developments. Since 2006, the IP2I group has been carrying on an intensive R&D program on the readout of liquid argon TPC detectors, in preparation of the next generation of long baseline experiments. The group benefits of a complete liquid argon infrastructure in situ with a TPC of 300 liters fiducial volume, supported by the LABEX LIO. The group contributes to the DUNE experiment, since its early foundation stage in 2014, and it has important responsibilities in DUNE/protoDUNE Vertical-Drift, in particular with the leadership of the Top Drift Electronics Consortium in DUNE and the design and implementation of the charge readout electronics and of the DAQ system in protoDUNE dual-phase and in protoDUNE Vertical Drift. The IP2I group carries on, as well, strong computing, software development and analysis activities in DUNE/protoDUNE.


The candidate will contribute to the construction activities for the second DUNE Far Detector module, the tests and the Module-0 detector exploitation. These activities will be carried on at IP2I and at CERN in 2024/2025. The candidate will participate to the commissioning and exploitation of the Vertical Drift Module-0, being involved in the developments, tests and the associated data analysis. The candidate will contribute as well to the additional tests and development activities performed at IP2I on the top drift charge readout and DAQ system needed for the finalization of the production activities for the construction of the Top Drift Electronics charge readout system. The candidate will contribute to the electronics production activities and associated QA/QC. The candidate will also contribute to the finalization of some aspects of the detector performance for DUNE, based on the Module-0 experimental results, and to the associated simulation and analysis activities, aimed at improving the knowledge of the impact of the detector design on specific points of the physics potential.


The candidate should ideally have a strong interest and motivation for neutrino physics and have good skills on both the detector instrumentation and data/physics analysis aspects. These skills will allow the candidate to be effective on both activities concerning the front-end electronics and DAQ systems developed at IP2I and the software/analysis activities in DUNE. Good competences/interests on the analog and digital electronics and DAQ systems will be highly appreciated.


The candidate will join the neutrino group at IP2I and support its activities in DUNE and in protoDUNE Vertical Drift Module-0, which is expected to operate in 2024 at the CERN Neutrino Platform.

The candidate will contribute to the testing activities foreseen for the DUNE Vertical Drift Module-0 at CERN, as well as to the activities related to the Top Drift Electronics Consortium, for the construction of the DUNE second Far Detector Module based on the Vertical Drift design , for which the IP2I group has the leadership of the top drift volume charge readout system and a IR* funding program has been approved.


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