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The first stage of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) project envisages e+e- collision at unprecedented luminosities at centre-of-mass energies between the Z pole and the top pair production threshold. A Physics Performance study group has been setup to identify the detector solutions capable to fully exploit the expected integrated luminosity, by throughly investigating a number of benchmark use-cases.
A key component for these studies is the software and computing infrastructure. You will integrate the FCC software team and contribute to complete the infrastructure according to the needs of the community. Your assignements will include working at completing and improving the analysis framework, built around ROOT RDataFrame, in particular, with respect to the handling of algorithms of common interest and the interface with the Monte Carlo production system.
Additional assignments may also include aspects related to handling and interchanging different sub-detector implementations in the simulation infrastructure. You will also work at improving the documentation with realistic examples of usage.
All activities will be carried on in close synergy with the Turnkey Software Stack, key4hep, project.
There are many challenges and opportunities that are bound to match some of your interests and strengths!
Essential skills and experience:
Desired skills and experience:
Professional experience in one or more of the following tools would be an asset: analysis tools (ROOT, pyROOT, scikit), detector simulation (Geant4, Fluka), geometry description tools (DD4hep).
Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, we offer:
Your future Life @CERN
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This is how you can apply:
Please provide the following documents to complete your application:
We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.
All applications should reach us no later than 20 July 2021.