The new ESR’s work will focus on Higgs physics with modern statistical learning tools. The main goal is an improved classification of Higgs production in association with top quarks via the matrix element method. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new matrix element tools and to the analysis of ATLAS data using proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV produced by the LHC collider at CERN.
Of course, also in this case a rich training program is waiting on the successful candidate: three one-month visits to other members of the network (the physics departments of LIP in Lisbon, Portugal, and UCL in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, and the Institute for Mathematics for Analysis and Applications, EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, the ESR will be trained on the development of supervised training software in a three-month secondment at the industrial partner B12-Consulting in Louvain-La-Neuve.
The CERN ESR positions are special in some way, since they consist of 2-year contracts and don’t come with a PhD position attached. This way they offer a great opportunity to enthusiastic and talented students or young professionals who are thinking of doing a doctorate – or even have already started a doctorate in the ATLAS experiment in an area related to the topics in AMVA4NewPhysics.
Sounds interesting? Then come check out the call on the CERN website and send your application!