Postdoc position - Real time pattern recognition in PUNCH4NFDI

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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The PUNCH4NFDI consortium aims at a sustainable utilisation of research data and the establishment of a FAIR data management for particle physics, astroparticle physics, astronomy, and hadron&nuclear physics. In doing so, the consortium builds especially on unique expertise in “big data” management, in “open data” and in data transformations. The consortium, which is part of the German national research data infrastructure (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur, NFDI) represents more than 40 institutions – university Institutes, Max Planck Institutes, Helmholtz centres, as well as Leibniz institutes. As a Post-Doc in PUNCH4NFDI, you will develop novel pattern recognition algorithms with classical and machine learning methods for the fast identification and reconstruction of charged particles at future collider detectors and planned on-site experiments such as LUXE. The algorithms will be ported to fast modern hardware such as FPGAs and GPUs in order to study the applicability of real-time reconstruction and feature extraction for these experiments.

About your role:

  • Development of fast pattern recognition algorithms for charged particle reconstruction at future collider detectors and on-site experiments
  • Application of machine learning methods where possible
  • Porting of algorithms to dedicated hardware (GPU, FPGA)
  • Development of track reconstruction and analysis software in C++

About you:

  • PhD in particle physics or related field or equivalent qualification
  • Extensive knowledge of software development in C++ and Python
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience in HEP tracking software would be an asset
  • Fluent English in verbal and writing
  • Team oriented work attitude

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a job ticket at both locations.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal:

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DESY promotes the professional development of women and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the position to be filled. In addition, severely handicapped persons with equal aptitude are given preferential consideration. The advertised positions are basically suitable for part-time employment.

You can find further information here:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Personalabteilung | Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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Quote Reference: FHPO004/2022