We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher with experience of experimental nuclear physics for an STFC-supported detector-development programme on active-target technology for low-energy nuclear astrophysics measurements with radioactive beams. Expertise in the areas of active targets and/or gas detectors would be advantageous. The position is funded for 18 months. The appointed person will be based at York and will spend extended periods at the TRIUMF Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada.
The role will be to develop and characterise a state-of-the-art active target detector, based on Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs) technology or similar, to increase the sensitivity to low-energy reaction products. You will also characterise the electric field configuration and experience with GEANT4 would be desirable. As part of this role, you will work with colleagues at York and TRIUMF, on the pulse shape analysis algorithms for use in the data acquisition.
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Interview date: 19 December 2019
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